Vintage Ray-Ban Aviator G15 Sunglasses by Bausch & Lomb USA L0205 XVAW. Classic Ray-Ban 58mm Aviator sunglasses are the iconic Bausch & Lomb Aviators, featuring a gold metal frame and original Bausch & Lomb G-15 classic green anti-glare lenses perfect for all light conditions. Originally designed for the US military, classic Ray-Ban aviators were designed with an extremely light frame weighing only about 150 grams along with the G-15 mineral glass lenses to filter out 100% of infrared and ultraviolet rays. The 58mm G-15 aviator lenses provide full coverage to the eye yet sit comfortably on the face. The Ray-Ban aviator frame is impressed B&L Ray-Ban USA on top of the nose bridge and impressed B&L Ray-Ban 58 14 on the bottom of the bridge.The right lens is laser etched Ray-Ban, both lenses are laser etched BL near the hinges, and one ear pad is impressed L0205. The glasses are in fairly good condition, but unfortunately no case.
The gold metal frames show some signs of wear particularly around the nose bridge. There are scratches on the lenses, but vision is not affected. Please also see my Ray-Ban Wayfarer II Sunglasses listing.Ray-Ban Aviator Sunglasses, Information, and History. Ray-Ban was founded in 1937 by Bausch & Lomb (B&L) as a brand under which to design and manufacture sunglasses which incorporated advanced B&L lens technologies. Army Air Corps, but it was Lieutenant John MacCready who had the idea that would change the face of sunglasses.
He contacted Bausch & Lomb to ask them to use their optical expertise and technology to design sunglasses that would provide complete UV protection while also being stylish and comfortable to wear. On May 7, 1937, B&L took out the patent on the prototype which included "Anti-Glare" lenses and construction of a lightweight frame that weighed only 150 grams. The prototype sunglasses were made of a specially formulated metal alloy frame electroplated with permanently bonded gold along with precision ground and polished mineral glass lenses that filtered out both infrared and ultraviolet rays. Pilots in the Army Air Corps immediately adopted them as did pilots in the other branches of the armed forces.
The "Ray-Ban aviator" style became synonymous with Ray-Ban, never more so than when General Douglas MacArthur landed on the beach in the Philippines during World War II and was photographed wearing Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses. Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses featured Bausch & Lomb mineral glass lenses in a shape that covered 2 to 3 times the area of the eye, and they were popular with both traditional ear stems and "paddle" ear pads as well as curved wire "Outdoorsman" or "Shooter" ear stems that looped around the ears and secured the fit in even the most active conditions.
L'item "Vintage Ray-Ban 58mm G-15 Aviator Sunglasses by Bausch & Lomb USA L0205 XVAW" est en vente depuis le mardi 15 septembre 2015. Il est dans la catégorie "Clothes, Shoes & Accessories\Vintage Clothing & Accessories\Vintage Accessories\Sunglasses". Le vendeur est "123susi020" et est localisé à/en Pinner. Cet article peut être livré au Royaume-Uni, en Autriche, en Belgique, BG, HR, CY, CZ, DK, FI, en France, en Allemagne, GR, HU, en Irelande, en Italie, LT, LU, MT, au Pays-Bas, PL, PT, RO, SK, SI, en Espagne, SE, en Australie, aux États-Unis, RU, au Canada, au Japon, en Nouvelle-Zélande, IL, NO.