Vintage B&L 1/10 12K GF Ray Ban Aviator Outdoorsman, w/ Original Leather Case. Condition is previously owned, but well taken care of! Awesome 1950's vintage B&L Ray Ban 12K GF. This model is the very popular Aviator Outdoorsman with its distinctive brow bar.
This early Outdoorsman has the matching mother of pearl nose pads and brow bar which compliment the 12K gold finish. They come with their period correct genuine leather Aviator case. If you want a pair of vintage Outdoorsman with mirrored gradient this pair is in awesome condition, especially considering their age!
Both lenses are without any kind of marking, it would be another 20 or 30 years before the RayBan logos would be added. The frames, on the other hand, have many markings.The top of the crossbar is stamped "RAY-BAN" and the underside B&L 1/10 12K GF. Both nose pads also have the B&L logo in recessed letters on the inside of each pad. GF does stand for "Gold Filled". The condition of these vintage aviators is very good, both lenses and frames. The lenses are great, very minor issues, left lens has very small mark on it. Hard to locate it, please see pictures.
The metal frames are still shiny with only a little corrosion up near the brow area on both sides, very little corrosion to the 12K gold plate. The arms are stretched out a bit, I did not try to bend the hinges to make these tighter.It does not affect the feel of the glasses while wearing. The hinge blocks are also in very good condition. The glasses come with their genuine leather B&L Ray Ban Aviator semi hard case which has a green felt covered liner as seen in the photos. The inside had some numbers or letters that were blacked out of the inside of the case. Thanks for looking, more vintage items to come!
A l l information given is to the best of my knowledge. The item "Vintage 50's Ray Ban B&L 1/10 12K GF Aviator Outdoorsman withOriginal Leather Case" is in sale since Tuesday, August 20, 2019.This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Men's Accessories\Sunglasses & Sunglasses Accessories\Sunglasses". The seller is "aeri6418" and is located in Clemmons, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.