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CLASSIC BROWN CRISS APOLLO

$36.00  Several sizes available

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These classic men's dark brown plastic eyeglasses are brand new, mint condition and ready for prescription lenses or sunglasses. The Apollo is available in a large variety of sizes and three colors, but in the photos on this page, you're looking at a 52-20 frame. It's marked ''52 20'' and the arms read ''Criss U.S.A. 5 3/4 NYLON''.  Other sizes are marked according to size, the same way. 

PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES ANGLE photo, under 350 kb

PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES FRONT photo, under 350 kb

PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES DETAIL photo, under 350 kb

Click on a photo for the big picture.

This is the Criss Apollo frame, still made today by Criss Optical out of Kansas.  Criss supplied frames to the US military and still does. Their frames are made of Nylon instead of the usual eyeglasses frame material, which is called ''Zyl'' plastic. Nylon is much, much more flexible than Zyl, which will bend to a point, but then breaks unless heated in a frame warmer. Nylon, on the other hand, can be nearly twisted almost into a pretzel without breaking!! It comes right back to the original shape, too! These frames are really tough stuff!

PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES SIDE photo, under 350 kb PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BRIDGE BACK photo, under 350 kb
Click on a photo for the big picture. 

For some fun history, take a look at the original pamphlet that came with Criss frames back in the 1950s and 1960s! 

 
PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES SIDE photo, under 350 kb PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES HINGE photo, under 350 kb
PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES HINGE photo, under 350 kb

The advice in there is still true today - don't be concerned about getting your frames wet - it's actually good for them!

 
PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BACK photo, under 350 kb PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES TIPS photo, under 350 kb
PLASTIC VINTAGE EYEGLASSES HINGE photo, under 350 kb Three colors available: brown, gray, black (top to bottom) 
Click on a photo for the big picture.
  
 Frame Sizes: 46 - 20* 46 - 22 48 - 20 48 - 22 50 - 20 50 - 22

Dimensions  

Lens Width:   46 mm
( 1 13/16'' )
46 mm
( 1 13/16'' )
48 mm
( 1 7/8'' )
48 mm
( 1 7/8'' )
50 mm
( 1 15/16'' )
50 mm
( 1 15/16'' )
Bridge:   20 mm
( 13/16'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
20 mm
( 13/16'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
20 mm
( 13/16'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
Temples:  
(You'll choose your length, but the typical length is listed here)
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
150 mm
( 6'' )
150 mm
( 6'' )
Hinge to Hinge:   116 mm
( 4 9/16'' )
117 mm
( 4 5/8'' )
118 mm
( 4 5/8'' )
122 mm
( 4 13/16'' )
124 mm
( 4 7/8'' )
125 mm
( 4 15/16'' )
Full Front Width:   125 mm
( 4 15/16'' )
126 mm
( 4 15/16'' )
128 mm
( 5 1/16'' )
132 mm
( 5 3/16'' )
136 mm
( 5 3/8'' )
137 mm
( 5 3/8'' )
Lens Height   32 mm
( 1 1/4'' )
32 mm
( 1 1/4'' )
34 mm
( 1 5/16'' )
34 mm
( 1 5/16'' )
36 mm
( 1 7/16'' )
36 mm
( 1 7/16'' )
More sizes below.
For measurement basics click here.
Sizes marked (*) are not stocked, but readily available. Please allow an added 5 to 9 business days.

 

 Frame Sizes: 50 - 24* 52 - 20 52 - 22 52 - 24*

Dimensions  

Lens Width:   50 mm
( 1 15/16'' )
52 mm
( 2 1/16'' )
52 mm
( 2 1/16'' )
52 mm
( 2 1/16'' )
Bridge:   24 mm
( 15/16'' )
20 mm
( 13/16'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
24 mm
( 15/16'' )
Temples:  
(You'll choose your length, but the typical length is listed here)
150 mm
( 6'' )
150 mm
( 6'' )
150 mm
( 6'' )
150 mm
( 6'' )
Hinge to Hinge:   126 mm
( 4 15/16'' )
129 mm
( 5 1/16'' )
130 mm
( 5 1/8'' )
131 mm
( 5 3/16'' )
Full Front Width:   138 mm
( 5 7/16'' )
139 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
140 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
141 mm
( 5 9/16'' )
Lens Height   36 mm
( 1 7/16'' )
38 mm
( 1 1/2'' )
38 mm
( 1 1/2'' )
38 mm
( 1 1/2'' )
More sizes below.
For measurement basics click here.
Sizes marked (*) are not stocked, but readily available. Please allow an added 5 to 9 business days.

 

 Frame Sizes: 42 - 18* 42 - 20* 42 - 22* 44 - 18* 44 - 20* 44 - 22*

Dimensions  

Lens Width:   42 mm
( 1 5/8'' )
42 mm
( 1 5/8'' )
42 mm
( 1 5/8'' )
44 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
44 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
44 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
Bridge:   18 mm
( 11/16'' )
20 mm
( 13/16'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
18 mm
( 11/16'' )
20 mm
( 13/16'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
Temples:  
(You'll choose your length, but the typical length is listed here)
140 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
140 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
140 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
Hinge to Hinge:   105 mm
( 4 1/8'' )
107 mm
( 4 3/16'' )
109 mm
( 4 5/16'' )
110 mm
( 4 5/16'' )
111 mm
( 4 3/8'' )
113 mm
( 4 7/16'' )
Full Front Width:   117 mm
( 4 5/8'' )
119 mm
( 4 11/16'' )
121 mm
( 4 3/4'' )
121 mm
( 4 3/4'' )
123 mm
( 4 7/8'' )
122 mm
( 4 13/16'' )
Lens Height   28 mm
( 1 1/8'' )
28 mm
( 1 1/8'' )
28 mm
( 1 1/8'' )
30 mm
( 1 3/16'' )
30 mm
( 1 3/16'' )
30 mm
( 1 3/16'' )
For measurement basics click here.
Sizes marked (*) are not stocked, but readily available. Please allow an added 5 to 9 business days.

Temples are measured their full length, hinge to tip, as though they were straightened out. Why? Because they're adjustable, so measurements to the bend vary. Lens and bridge measurements are from lens edge to lens edge. Hinge to hinge is measured from screw to screw. 

I'm thorough about condition so there are no surprises and your frames will be inspected in detail. They make great everyday glasses or some very cool sunglasses.

Brown Apollo     $36
Item Num Frame SizeTemple selection Add to Cart
#8119 42 - 18*
#8120 42 - 20*
#8121 42 - 22*
#8122 44 - 18*
#8123 44 - 20*
#8124 44 - 22*
#8125 46 - 20*
#8126 46 - 22
#8127 48 - 20
#8128 48 - 22
#8129 50 - 20
#8130 50 - 22
#8131 50 - 24*
#6453 52 - 20
#8132 52 - 22
#8133 52 - 24
For measurement basics click here.
Sizes marked (*) are not stocked, but readily available. Please allow an added 5 to 9 business days.

If you have any questions about the Apollo or anything else, please don't hesitate to contact me. I try to answer all questions promptly.

 
Mint condition, several sizes, $36
 

 

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