Ww2 Bausch & Lomb Vintage Pilot Aviator Sunglasses Shooting Ray Ban B&l An6531 For Sale
*Beware of Similar or Identical sale listings!I have seen multiple sales of similar glasses come up for sale with my descriptions blatantly copied and pasted in their sales. Please note that each pair of sunglasses I sell is unique and their conditions vary. I take great care and time to describe them as accurately as possible so you know what you are getting. Duplicate sales may be inaccurate in their descriptions of the glasses they are trying to sell due to the fact that thy didn't write the description. Own A Pair Of The Originals&A Pice Of HistoryPlease read all of thediscriptionbefore offerdingA little History... Up for sale: a rare pair of 100% authentic WW2 B&L Aviator Pilot's sunglasses, made by the Bausch & Lomb Co. in Rochester NY. These are the original government issued aviator sunglasses for the USN and USAAF during WW2, model AN6531. Born in the mid 1930's these glasses were developed by the air force to accommodate the pilots during the 2nd world war. Since pilots were constantly looking down at their instrument panel while in flight, this necessity gave birth to the teardrop "aviator" shape lens. Bausch and Lomb was one of the few companies to be contracted by the US government to create these glasses. Bausch and Lomb then incorporated the new design to create the Ray Ban line of sunglasses. These glasses are considered the 1st generation of Bausch and Lomb "aviator" sunglasses, thus the birth of the "Ray Ban" line of sunglasses, and the creation of the "aviator" style of glasses we see today.Description of the glasses in the sale. These are they ultra rare Kalichrome AN6531-2 glasses. If youhaven'tseen them before its for a reason, they are very hard to find. Not many examples stillsurvive since there use as shooting glasses after the war gave them their fare share of abuse.These glasses are in very good to near mint condition. They are in wearing or display condition. The lenses on these glasses are made of dark Yellow rock glass and are thepioneered "Kalichrome type C Anti Glare" Bausch & Lomb lenses. The Bakelite sweat band and nose pads arecompletelyintact with some faint oxidation on the edges of the sweat brow. The glasses fit comfortably and can be worn for every day use. The frames are in good condition. They are straight and symmetrical, not appearing to require any manipulation for wearing and fit comfortably. They are strong and sturdy and retain 98% of their original nickeling. The temples arestraight and thehinges move freely and the screws are not mutilated. The Bakelite nose pads and sweat brow are an evencreamycarmel color and are free of cracks and are 100% intact. The lenses have NO chips, NO cracks, and No visible scratches. They are very clean. The frames under the brow support show the "Bausch & Lomb" trade mark. The reverse side of each nose pad has B&L markings. Overall length of the frames measuring from hinge to hinge is 5-1/2". The lenses measure 58mm across. The glasses come complete with their originalearly style hardcoated canvasreenforcedcase. The case has the original Bausch and Lomb trade mark stamped on the button. The case is in overall good condition opening and closing with a tight snap and having 100% of the original felt liner intact and very clean. The outer coating of the case is stiff from age and has some crackingthroughoutthe folding parts butdoesn'teffect the function or durability. The closing flap has some light fraying on either side of the edges but like the cracking theydon'teffect the function of the case since it is the photos) probably the best example of thesemi hard Militaryray ban case I have seen. Not many have survived the years of use.Just think of what these glasses have seen through the eyes of their original owner. A true functional piece of WW2 history.If you are looking for a good solid pair of authentic vintage WW2 B&L glasses you won't be disappointed with these.I am an experienced collector and seller of these glasses and have sold and owned multiple pairs in the past. I know what to look for in buying and owning a good pair and only sell pairs worth owning. So offer with confidence! Terms and study the photos closely, the glasses in the photos are the actual pair you will receive. Low starting offer with , so have fun! Please feel free to ask any questions before offerding. These Glasses are being sold in "as found" condition. They are not a re-list of any other glasses that have sold in the past. They are being sold in the condition they were found in. Please feel free to ask any questions before offerding and I will do my best to answer them. Please note that I do not accept any returns unless the items were grosslymisrepresented. Other than that all sales are final.If you have any requests in the shipping method used, please ask before the sale ends since the shipping cost may change. All buyers who submit offers assume the responsibility of fully reading the description, understanding it, and agree withmy terms. Thanks and have fun.Payment is expected within 48hrs of the end of the sale. Please serious buyers only.Check out the latest news,US airman found in a downed PBY off the cost of Quebec Canada from WW2. A pair of the same exact Bausch and Lomb glasses were discovered among the airman's personal effects!Simply do a googlesearch for:U.S. recovers bodies of WW2 airmen from Quebec watersQuebec waters
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Ww2 Bausch & Lomb Vintage Pilot Aviator Sunglasses Shooting Ray Ban B&l An6531: $186