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    brianWE
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    03-13-12 15:06.25 - Post#2451614    



    Whatever happened to photochromatic sunglasses?
    They had a hay day in the 70s...had several brands.
    I liked them. I still have a pair of Ray Ban Ambermatics (?). Haven't worn them in years...one of the hockey sticks fell off. Must get them fixed. I liked them a lot.
    Actually, I had a second pair. Had the lenses reframed in carbon fibre. Left the buggers on the roof of the car. Watched in the rear-view mirror as the following car ran over them

    I do recall reading that Ray Ban had some legal problems with people claiming that they changed the colour of traffic lights and cost them fines.
    Always struck me as an abuse of litigation.
    Like the motorcyclists who blamed helmets for their own infringements.
    Brian W Edginton
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    TheRaven
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    04-06-12 02:56.36 - Post#2458820    


        In response to brianWE

    Serengeti make sunglasses with photo chromatic lenses.

    Ray Ban use to be owned by Bausch and Lomb; they made sunglasses in the USA. Now Ray Ban is owned by Luxottica and made in Italy I believe.

    I still own a pair of vintage Ray Ban wayfarer labeled Bausch and Lomb.

    • brianWE Said:
    Whatever happened to photochromatic sunglasses?

    I do recall reading that Ray Ban had some legal problems with people claiming that they changed the colour of traffic lights and cost them fines.
    Always struck me as an abuse of litigation.
    Like the motorcyclists who blamed helmets for their own infringements.



    Aren't traffic control devices the same throughout the world? All traffic lights have the red signal on top and green on the bottom?

    If the light on top lights up, why would it be anything other than red??

    People who file lawsuits for such absurd things, upon losing their ridiculous cases, should be forced to make recompense for everyone else's wasted time!
     
    brianWE
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    04-06-12 08:59.26 - Post#2458904    


        In response to TheRaven

    Yes...many lawsuits are ludicrous. Sometimes the silliest ones pay off, though.

    Recently, we had a case where a lawyer bought the copyright to an old kids' song simply to sue a pop group for infringement...a short horn riff they used in hit song years before.
    They claimed they had never heard the original song.
    They lost and had to pay up big.
    Betting the lawyer was an ambulance chaser, too.

    I think the hit song was the Australian yachting team's theme during the 80s Americas Cup series.
    For over 20 years, the original owner of the kids' song hadn't been concerned about an infringement.

    My RayBans have a tiny "B&L" etched into the tops of the lenses.
    Must get them fixed.
    Currently using a nice pair of Zeiss.
    Brian W Edginton
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    When I post, you are getting the best I have on the day. Be kind.








     


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