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CLASSIC AO RENAISSANCE RAMSEY 104 EYEGLASSES

$149.00 Three colors available

 Ordering Measurements

These classic gold wire rim eyeglasses are brand new, mint condition and ready for prescription lenses or sunglasses. The arms are marked ''AO Renaissance 52-15-140 Ramsey 104 TITANIUM Made in Japan 02K'' and the glasses are otherwise unmarked.

WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES ANGLE photo, under 350 kb

WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES FRONT photo, under 350 kb

WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BRIDGE photo, under 350 kb

Click on a photo for the big picture.

This is a new frame made by one of my favorite makers - the first maker in the US - American Optical. They recently did this line of very high quality frames they called their ''Renaissance'' line and this is the Renaissance ''Ramsey 104'' model. I see elements of some their famous frames in this line and this model reminds me of the old AO Liner is some respects. Nice line detail on the temples and bridge when viewed from the front and a somewhat rectangular lens shape, so proportionally similar to the Liner. The Renaissance line uses a titanium frame structure finished with real gold and some are even 1/10 12-karat gold-filled, just like the old ones. You'll notice the pads are quite similar to the old AO shell pads, very well-done. The Ramsey comes in three finishes, gold, silver and bronze, each shown below. This frame has the very neat feature that the bridge and hinge extensions can be increased in width, each point having about 1 mm in adjustment space. I've shown the frame in gold and bronze in the narrowest configuration and the silver photos show the widest configuration. 

 
WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES ANGLE photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BRIDGE BACK photo, under 350 kb
Silver finish
shown in the widest configuration
Bronze finish
WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES FRONT photo, under 350 kb
Gold finish
The gold version is shown in detail here.
Click on a photo for the big picture. 

Note also the fine filigree work on top of the bridge and the hinge extensions, a nice detail visible on the hinge close-up photo below.

 
WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES SIDE photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES HINGE photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BRIDGE BACK photo, under 350 kb
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 Frame Sizes: 52 - 16
(figures at narrowest adjustment)
52 - 18
(figures  at widest adjustment)

Dimensions  

Lens Width:   52 mm
( 2 1/16'' )
52 mm
( 2 1/16'' )
Bridge:  
(adjustable)
16 mm
( 5/8'' )
18 mm
( 11/16'' )
Temple:   140 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
140 mm
( 5 1/2'' )
Hinge to Hinge:   
(adjustable)
133 mm
( 5 1/4'' )
138 mm
( 5 7/16'' )
Lens Height   29 mm
( 1 1/8'' )
29 mm
( 1 1/8'' )
For measurement basics click here.

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 based on maker and adjustment. For this frame, add about 1/4'' (5 mm) to the temple length to get an idea of the overall temple length from the lenses - this because the hinge extends back away from the frame front. Lens and bridge measurements are from lens edge to lens edge. Hinge to hinge is measured from screw to screw.

 
WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BACK photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BACK photo, under 350 kb
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They'll come with your choice of case, as shown above. They originally retailed far above this price and if you do some hunting among titanium frames I think you'll find this is quite a nice price for titanium, particularly so well-finished and from such a wonderful maker. These really are nice frames, very well done and ready to go. I'm thorough about condition so there are no surprises and these glasses are in mint condition. They'll make great everyday glasses or some very cool sunglasses.

 
WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES BACK photo, under 350 kb WIRE VINTAGE EYEGLASSES SIDE photo, under 350 kb
Click on a photo for the big picture. 
AO Ramsey 104   $149
Item Num Color Case SelectionAdd to Cart
#7700 Silver
#7699 Gold
#7701 Bronze
For measurement basics click here.
The gold version is shown in detail here.

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

 
Mint condition, three colors, $149
AO Ramsey 104 
Silver #7700
 

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