Rare 1950s B&L Ray-Ban Zanzibar Sunglasses
Founded by Bausch & Lomb in 1937, Ray-Ban has been the most distinguished name in sunglasses for more than 80 years. From the Aviator to the Wayfarer, Ray-Ban has created some of the most iconic sunglasses to date and the Zanzibar is no exception!
These two-toned wavy striped glasses were the most famous and sought after Ray-ban design of the midcentury. Today, they are still in exceedingly high demand.
These fabulous glasses feature a white frame with black pin striping all the way around. They have jet black arms with heavy duty hinges and Bausch & Lomb RB-3 lenses. The nose pads are hard clear plastic and numbered 4820.
Lenses: 1 6/8" x 1 3/8"
Markings: B&L Ray-Ban
Condition: Very Good
The biggest problem with these is that the white has begun to yellow with age. It is noticeable more so in the back than the front. There is some light signs of wear on the arms. Lenses are in great shape. There is one teeny tiny scratch on each lens close to the frame. Will not distract. Priced accordingly.