A pair of American Ray-Ban sunglasses with gold-coloured, Aviator frames and Bausch & Lomb RB-3 "Trugreen" glass lenses. Second hand.
What's for sale?
This is a pair of original American Ray-Ban Aviator sunglasses with high-quality, Bausch & Lomb glass lenses.
These are classic Aviators with the rarer RB-3 "Trugreen" lenses. They block 71% of visible light and 100% of UV light. They're also colour-neutral, so all colours are transmitted equally and your colour perception is unaltered.
Included is the original, Bausch & Lomb Ray-Ban case with hardened front.
This pair was made in the 1970s, which is significant as Bausch & Lomb sold Ray-Ban in 1999. Modern Ray-Bans are no longer made in America or with these lenses.
Who made them and when?
These are American Ray-Bans made by Bausch & Lomb in the 1970s. The lenses are engraved "BL" and the frames carry the codes:
- B&L RAY-BAN U.S.A.
- B&L RAY-BAN 6214
What condition are they in?
Please remember when viewing the photographs that some have been taken at a greater magnification than normal vision.
- Second hand
- In very good condition
What are the measurements?
- Each lens is a maximum 62mm wide and 53mm high
- The frames are a maximum 140mm wide and 55mm high
- The bridge is 14mm
- The temple arm length is 140mm
- They weigh 41 grams
How are glasses measured?
- Some frames have their sizes printed on the arms
- Look for a pair of numbers separated by a square and a three-digit number on its own (e.g. "5219 ... 140")
- The first two numbers are the lens and bridge widths. The three-digit number is the temple arm length
- Lens widths are from 40 to 62mm, bridges 14 to 22mm and arms 120 to 150mm
- The bridge is measured where the gap between the lenses is narrowest (not the frames)
- The arm is measured from the hinge along its full length, including around the bend
- It's easiest to compare online measurements with similarly-shaped glasses that you already have
- The key measurement is the frame width. Rest a ruler on the bridge of your nose, level with your eyes and measure the width between your temples in millimeters (we'll call this A). Take the frame width of the glasses and subtract 6mm (we'll call this B). If A and B are within 2mm of each other, the glasses are more likely to fit.
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