Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban 12k GF Ful Vue Military Aviator Sunglasses
Vintage Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban Ful Vue military aviator sunglasses are the iconic original B&L military version aviator sunglasses c 1930s/ 1940s, issued to the Army, Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps in the years leading up to and during World War II . This is the style from which all future B&L Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses and shooters originate including the famous AN6531 which added the brow bar to this original Ful Vue 1 design and which have their own place in eyewear history. They feature early Bausch & Lomb Tru Green Shade 1 or 2 lenses, a lighter shade than the subsequent RB-3 and G-15 lenses, and Outdoorsman cable "shooter" ear stems for the most secure fit possible. Originating in the mid 1930s, the "teardrop" shape lens was designed to accommodate Air Force pilots who were constantly looking down at their instrument panel while in flight, and of course all future aviators are recognized by this lens shape. The unisex Bausch & Lomb Ful Vue 1 gold plated frame measures approximately 5.25" temple to temple, and the Bausch & Lomb Shade 1/2 mineral glass lenses measure approximately 2.25" x 1.875" at the widest points. The bottom of the nose bridge is impressed 1/10 12k GF and both ear stems are impressed 1/10 12k GF and includes the very early Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban case, part of an amazing collection of World War II memorabilia from arguably Europe's top collector and a long time customer of the Vintage Sunglasses Shop.

Item VS3052 / Price: $375.00

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