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CLASSIC SHURON RONSIR BLACK BRIAR COMBINATIONS

$75  Available in many sizes

   ** Clip-on Sunglasses Now Available - click to see example **    Ordering  Measurements

These classic Shuron Ronsir black briar on silver combination frames are brand new, mint condition and ready for prescription or sunglass lenses. The frames shown in the photos are size 50-22, marked ''50 22'' on the bridge, ''50'' on the frame and ''SHURON USA RONSIR 5 3/4'' on the temples. Other size frames are marked the same way, each according to their sizes. The temples shown are the Shuron ''Taper'' style, but please note that there are several other styles of temples available, too!

 
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These are brand new, though made pretty much just like they've made them back since the 1950s and I have to tell you, they really are well-made glasses. (This is from someone who handles mostly vintage frames from the golden age of American craftsmanship, so I really have seen some of the best frames ever made, or at least I like to think so!) The finish on the new Ronsir frames is always well-done, the screws are cooperative and the plastic is tough stuff. They do a good job on the little details, too, no dangling plastic machine fragments or big solder blobs I sometimes see on contemporary frames. 

So, since these are brand new, is anything different from the Shuron Ronsir of yesteryear? The nose pads changed from bakelite / mother of pearl back in the late Forties, so they've been using clear ones for a long time. The nose pad fittings were recently changed, making it much simpler to find replacement pads. The plastic briar pattern has changed over the years and a 1950 black briar will not be the same as a 1955 black briar and so on. Besides those minor differences, they really are pretty much the same as they've always been! Great glasses, top notch!

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(More temple styles are shown below.)
 

 

Middle Sizes

 Frame Sizes: 48 - 22 50 - 22 48 - 20* 48 - 24* 50 - 20* 50 - 24*

Dimensions  

Lens Width:   48 mm
( 1 7/8'' )
50 mm
( 1 15/16'' )
48 mm
( 1 7/8'' )
48 mm
( 1 7/8'' )
50 mm
( 1 15/16'' )
50 mm
( 1 15/16'' )
Bridge:   22 mm
( 7/8'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
20 mm
( 13/16'' )
24 mm
( 15/16'' )
20 mm
( 13/16'' )
24 mm
( 15/16'' )
Temples:  
(You'll choose your length, but the typical length is listed here)
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
150 mm
( 6 '' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
150 mm
( 6 '' )
150 mm
( 6 '' )
Hinge to Hinge:   126 mm
( 4 15/16'' )
129 mm
( 5 1/16'' )
125 mm
( 4 15/16'' )
127 mm
( 5 '' )
128 mm
( 5 1/16'' )
132 mm
( 5 3/16'' )
Full Front Width:   139 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
141 mm
( 5 9/16'' )
137 mm
( 5 3/8'' )
140 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
139 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
144 mm
( 5 11/16'' )
Lens Height   42 mm
( 1 5/8'' )
44 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
42 mm
( 1 5/8'' )
42 mm
( 1 5/8'' )
44 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
44 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
More sizes below
For measurement basics click here.
Sizes marked (*) are not stocked, but readily available. Please allow an added 4 to 8 business days.

 

Smaller Sizes

 Frame Sizes: 44 - 20* 44 - 22* 44 - 24* 46 - 20* 46 - 22* 46 - 24*

Dimensions  

Lens Width:   44 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
44 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
44 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
46 mm
( 1 13/16'' )
46 mm
( 1 13/16'' )
46 mm
( 1 13/16'' )
Bridge:   20 mm
( 13/16'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
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)
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
145 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
Hinge to Hinge:   118 mm
( 4 5/8'' )
119 mm
( 4 11/16'' )
121 mm
( 4 3/4'' )
121 mm
( 4 3/4'' )
122 mm
( 4 7/8'' )
123 mm
( 4 7/8'' )
Full Front Width:   130 mm
( 5 1/8'' )
132 mm
( 5 1/4'' )
133 mm
( 5 1/4'' )
133 mm
( 5 1/4'' )
134 mm
( 5 1/4'' )
135 mm
( 5 5/16'' )
Lens Height   38 mm
( 1 1/2'' )
38 mm
( 1 1/2'' )
38 mm
( 1 1/2'' )
39 mm
( 1 9/16'' )
39 mm
( 1 9/16'' )
39 mm
( 1 9/16'' )
More sizes below
For measurement basics click here.
Sizes marked (*) are not stocked, but readily available. Please allow an added 4 to 8 business days.

 

Largest Sizes

 Frame Sizes: 52 - 22 52 - 24* 54 - 22 54 - 24
Lens Width:   52 mm
( 2 1/16'' )
52 mm
( 2 1/16'' )
54 mm
( 2 1/8'' )
54 mm
( 2 1/8'' )
Bridge:   22 mm
( 7/8'' )
24 mm
( 15/16'' )
22 mm
( 7/8'' )
24 mm
( 15/16'' )
Temples:  
(You'll choose your length, but the typical length is listed here)
158 mm
( 6 1/4'' )
158 mm
( 6 1/4'' )
165 mm
( 6 1/2'' )
very long
165 mm
( 6 1/2'' )
very long
Hinge to Hinge:   134 mm
( 5 1/4'' )
135 mm
( 5 5/16'' )
138 mm
( 5 7/16'' )
139 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
Full Front Width:   146 mm
( 5 3/4'' )
147 mm
( 5 13/16'' )
151 mm
( 5 15/16'' )
152 mm
( 5 15/16'' )
Lens Height   45 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
45 mm
( 1 3/4'' )
48 mm
( 1 7/8'' )
48 mm
( 1 7/8'' )
For measurement basics click here.
Sizes marked (*) are not stocked, but readily available. Please allow an added 4 to 8 business days.

Temples are measured to 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.

 

TEMPLES: In the black briar, I stock the standard adult men's temple length of 5 3/4 inches (145 mm) and the slightly longer 6 inch (150 mm) in both the ''Taper'' and the ''Slipper'' styles shown below. All the other sizes are available promptly. The Slipper style is associated with earlier models of the Ronsir and other makers also used the same style early on in the history of combination frames. The Taper style came just a little later. There are also cable temples, one called the ''Relaxo'' and similar in shape to the ''Slipper'' and an all-metal cable temple Shuron calls the ''Aztec''. 

 
Frame #6554 angle photo, under 250 kb Frame #6554 side photo, under 250 kb
''Taper'' style temple ''Slipper'' style temple
(shown in black, available black briar, no problem)
   
Ronsir Relaxo side photo, under 250 kb Ronsir Aztec side photo, under 250 kb
''Relaxo'' cable temples
(shown in black, available black briar, no problem)
(add $25 for these instead of skull temples)
''Aztec'' cable temples
(add $25 for these instead of skull temples)

 

COLORS: They come in other colors, too: black, tortoisemocha, Cordova and two other woodgrain patterns so popular during the Fifties: gray briar and golden briar.

These are true classics, brand new, mint condition. They make great everyday glasses or some very cool sunglasses.
Frame #6554 angle photo, under 250 kb
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Shuron Ronsir Black Briar   $75
(For Ronsir clip-on sunglasses, please see the Ronsir black and silver page.)
Item Num Frame SizeTemple selection
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#7369 48 - 22
#6554 50 - 22
#7362 44 - 20*
#7363 44 - 22*
#7364 44 - 24*
#7365 46 - 20*
#7366 46 - 22*
#7367 46 - 24*
#7368 48 - 20*
#7370 48 - 24*
#7371 50 - 20*
#7372 50 - 24*
#8197 52 - 22
#8198 52 - 24*
#8199 54 - 22*
#8200 54 - 24
Sizes marked (*) are not stocked, but readily available. Please allow an added 4 to 8 business days.
For measurement basics click here.

 

If you have any questions about frame size, color or temples or any other questions at all, please don't hesitate to email. I try to answer all questions promptly. 

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