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1940s/50s silver metal frame, unmarked KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


Although by today's standards this is a small

aviator, a 50mm lens was typical for 1940s

fashions. Indeed, the 58mm Ray-Ban was at the

time called the 'large'. This is because glasses

tended to frame the eyes, rather than the face

as was to evolve in years to come. The aviator

shape became very popular just after the war and

continued through the 1950s. This then from that

period, made in a bright, white metal that looks

to have been hardly worn or exposed to the elements

as there doesn't seem to be any signs of tarnish.

The glass lenses are quite a flat base curve, but

not completely flat like earlier eyeglasses. UV

protection very good, so were perhaps intended

for real aviators. High quality, so surprised

not to see a maker's mark.

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product code : k5395 : £ 115

1940s-50s silver metal frame, unmarked KlasikVintageEyewearKlasik

Original dark grey mineral glass lenses


lenses : good - 6

frame : very good

fit : very good - cable arms


face : 130mm

lens width : 50mm

lens height : 46mm

arms : n/a - cable arms

lens spec

uv transmission % : 4

light transmission (LTF) % : r=14 ; l=13

uv protection y/n : y