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1920s-30s gold-fill frame by BAUSCH & LOMB (USA) KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear KlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewearKlasikVintageEyewear


Bausch & Lomb was started in the mid-19th century by two

German immigrants to the USA, JJ Bausch and Henry Lomb.

Due to their ingenuity and resorcefullness they grew the

company in Rochester NY from an arcade shop in 1853 to by

the turn of the century a plant of over 1000 sq ft, offices in

Chicago and New York and over 1000 employees. Of course

they are today most well known for starting Ray-Ban sunglasses,

but before that they made high quality optical frames like this one.

We know it is dated 1928 as it is described in Richard Corson's

excellent, Fashions In Eyeglasses (1967) - depiction b on Plate 59.

A gold-fill frame expertly engraved around each rim with a crested

bridge. Top of the range no doubt from that year, it would have

been the province of only the wealthy. The gold-fill has meant

that it has survived in excellent condition but we don't think was

worn that much as the original nose-pads remain pristine.

                                                                  — klasik
product code : k8242 : £ 195

1920's-30s gold-fill frame by BAUSCH &
LOMB (USA) marked B&L

Can be glazed with Rx or sunglasses lenses.


lenses : n/a

frame : very good

fit : very good


face : 120mm

lens width : 40mm

lens height : 38mm

bridge : 26mm

arms : n/a - cable arms