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    The Nylon 'Supra'

    A few days ago I needed to order a replacement frame from a local importer and described it to the girl on the phone as a Nylon Supra.... I could hear the silence on the line and realised she didn't know what I was talking about.

    It was, of course, a Grooved Nylon Semi Rimless frame.

    I remember the first Supras I came across in the 60s in the UK in those days they were nearly all plastic frames that were converted, the glass lenses were cut and shaped, a bevel was cut at the top of the lens where it fitted into the frame then the bottom of the lens was grooved for the nylon.

    The idea came from an OO named Neville Chappell and I can recall our wholesale company paying him a royalty fee of six pence for every frame sold.

    Is it only the Brits that refer to this type of frame as a SUPRA?

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    Clive,

    No, we do too; they just aren't popular here. I thinkI have seen maybe three of them pass through since I have been in the business.

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    Big Smile sure thing

    We still do quite a few here now, though most are plastic, glass is a bit on the risky side now to much danger of someone doing something stupid and cutting themselves. :hammer:

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    Judging from the general hilarity when I told Pete what we call them, I don't think they use the term 'supra' in Florida :)
    So I have made some 'Florida sunglasses', in a supra frame, with a lilac tint. (Of course)

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    Thumbs up Nice one

    Go gran go, lets show them yanks what real specs look like....:D

    but lilac could you not have found a better colour..

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    John,

    Don't you know Maria is colour defective?

    All she sees is lilac!

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    Arrow Same in India

    We are increasingly saling those frames as Indigeneous Groove cutting m/cs are now cheaply available. @ 150 $.Excellent results.:cheers:

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