mens : 1940s-50's : k5408
product code : k5408 : £ 125



lens spec

other info
  • BAO stands for British American Optical who made glasses

    for the Air Ministry throughout WWII for servicemen and

    women from their Watford plant. The Windsor frame - a

    wire rim with a plastic (zylonite) cover - was first developed

    by the American Optical company and sold throughout

    the 1920's and 30's, its longevity due to the increasing

    popularity of plastic frames. The zylonite covers on this

    pair are black and the frame is 1/20 gold fill, as denoted

    by the 20 on the bridge. The gold is shown off here by

    the bridge being subtly ridged - an understated detail. Looks

    to have been made anytime from the late 1940's through

    to the 1950's. We had them fitted with Klasik Brown

    sunglasses lenses and the medium size means that they

    could be worn by men or women. NB: the arms on this

    pair are very dark red, differing from the black rim covers:

    this we believe is original as we have had these exactly

    the same in the past.

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