1 Very early Ray-Ban 12k gold filled aviator sunglasses c 1940s - 1950s feature rare 52mm lenses, a smaller size than the typical mininum 58mm lenses and only made very early in Baush & Lomb production. These classic B&L Ray-Ban aviators feature a 12k gold filled B&L frame that measures approximately 5.0" temple to temple, perfect along with the 52mm lenses for most women and men with a smaller head and face size. Ray-Ban G-15 52mm aviator lenses measure approximately 2.0" x 1.75" at the widest points. These vintage Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses have paddle ear stems, original bakelite nose pads, and the gold plated frame is marked on the top of the nose bridge Ray-Ban and on the bottom of the bridge B&L 1/10 12k GF all impressed in the gold plating. The lenses, size, use of bakelite, and top nose bridge marks are all indicative of very early B&L Ray-Ban production, and they will also come in an early original B&L Ray-Ban 52mm case. Rare.
Item VS232-1 / Price: $285.00
2 Vintage B&L Ray-Ban 52mm 12k Gold Filled sunglasses are identical to those in #1 above except these have Bausch & Lomb RB 3 Tru Green lenses and can be seen in #2 below. The vintage Bausch & Lomb RB-3 Tru Green lens is slightly lighter in color than the G-15 lenses in #1. As above, the 12k gold filled Ray-Ban frame is marked Ray-Ban on top of the nose bridge and B&L 1/10 12k GF on the bottom of the bridge, all impressed in the gold plated metal.
Item VS232-2 / Price: $325.00
2A If you prefer a shooter, these B&L Ray-Ban 52mm 12k GF shooter sunglasses also have Bausch & Lomb RB 3 Tru Green lenses but have shooter ear stems that curl behind your ear for the most secure fit and can be seen here. As in #s, this is a very early model with the top of the nose bridge impressed Ray-Ban and the bottom of the bridge impressed B&L 1/10 12k GF.
Item VS232-2A / Price: SOLD
3 Rare10k gold filled 52mm G-15 aviator is identical in appearance but is marked above the bridge B&L Ray-Ban USA and below the bridge B&L 1/10 10k GF USA all impressed in the gold plating. Eventually, most 10k gold filled production was phased out in favor of 12k gold filled.
Item VS232-3 / Price: $325.00
4 Need vintage Bausch & Lomb G-15 lenses that will fit any B&L Ray-Ban 52mm aviator frame? Direct from a defunct Florida optical shop where they've been stored for over 50 years, these vintage B&L Ray-Ban G-15 mineral glass lenses are quite a rare find.
Item VS232-4 / Price: $185.00
Please Note: These are all very early Bausch & Lomb production from the 1940s and 1950s. We apply the highest possible condition standards we can to still be able to offer such rarities, but if you expect them to look shiny and new - and if we ever saw them like that we'd know with almost total certainty they were fakes - you should buy something else. These are true collector items that can be worn and enjoyed after having survived in great condition 70+ years.
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