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BL 5022 WAYFARER but with strange markings

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BL 5022 WAYFARER but with strange markings

Postby Bauhaus82 on Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:05 pm

Hi, I recently found a B&L 5022 Wayfarer in a junk shop. It has B&L etches on both G-15 glass lenses, it has the right 7-pring hinges with the rounded tab, but I am curious with the markings. Normally the arms should say "B&L Ray-Ban U.S.A." and "WAYFARER" and a "BL5022" behind the face. But what I have here, they all end with an asterisk (*). http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7026/6555 ... ab38_b.jpg

What gives? Do I have a different 5022 variant?
Bauhaus82
 

Re: BL 5022 WAYFARER but with strange markings

Postby larumd on Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:57 am

Hello, Thanks for the picture. The fact that the model number and information is "engraved/stamped" and not printed tells me that these are very old; back when Bausch and Lomb owned Ray-Ban. This is further proven by the present asterisk (*). The Ray-Ban Original Wayfarer Sunglasses RB2140 would be the model equivalent to the old RL5022 now produced in Italy.

What a great find. Do you mind me askign what you spent for them?
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Re: BL 5022 WAYFARER but with strange markings

Postby Bauhaus82 on Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:04 pm

Hi! Well, I only paid Php 2,500 (equivalent of USD 60.00) for this pair. :D It'd be a shame to see it only lying around in a junk shop!
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Re: BL 5022 WAYFARER but with strange markings

Postby larumd on Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:58 am

Enjoy them. They look great.
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