RAF MK IV B Flying Goggle
With guide plates & rivets, ever clear tick and double pinned screw driver. The large ear loops were created to fit over the B Type helmet ear domes. Elastic loops and brown leather sprung backstraps.
A. HOPPEN, is etched into the black metal face of the goggles.
AM MK IV B 22C/167 is stamped in the brown leather strap.
WWI Royal Air Force Flying goggles
Oval shaped lenses with yellow tinge lined with shearling
leather nose arch and leather side straps attached to elasticized band.
Silver tag on elasticized band reads JKO co.
carrying case included is rectangular in shape with the words "Lieut. J. Elliot R.A.F" written in top near closure
U.S.A.A.F. B-8 Flying Goggles with a cardboard metal reinforced container, instruction book, and a tan and green cloth case with lenses for the B-8 Flying Goggles.
Black rubber with clear plastic one-piece lens fitted. The inside of the goggles is lined with yellow chamois leather, and an olive drab coloured adjustable elastic and webbing strap.
The upper edge of the black rubber frame is perforated to allow air circulation, and contains, in raised type, the words: POLAROID AVIATION GOGGLE NO.1065 T.M. REG. U.S. PAT. OFF.
Yellow tinted flying goggles edged with windproof silk stockinette and set into a chrome leather face/nose piece.
The leather is edged with tape and artificial fur, and lined with velveteen. The inner edges of the lenses are also lined with artificial fur.
The elastic securing strap has a brass adjuster on the left hand side and bears the stamp, J.K.O. CO.
Resistal MK. II Flying Goggles
Used by Royal Flying Corps. WWI Goggles
Amber glass lenses with the RESISTAL stickers still attached, are set into a metal frame that is hinged at the bridge. The inside of the frame is lines with green fur and side covers made of olive drab coloured silk.
An olive drab elastic back strap with the name, J. Harold Heaslip printed on it in black ink, is attached with a metal and leather strap adjustment. Both the left and the right sides bear a gold stamp which reads, RESISTAL S.& B. N.Y.
Manufactured by Triplex TSG Vintage Flying Goggles.
Knitted brown silk fabric backing with brown wool trim.
Amber coloured safety glass set in an aluminum frame with an adjustable black elasticated strap.
TSG logo is stamped in gold on the two leather back strap attachments.
RCAF MK. III Flyers Goggle C.C.B. 1940
As issued to allied aircrew in WWII. This pair is RCAF stamped with stores ref. no. 22c/30
The perspex lenses and the black painted brass frame show some service wear.
The brown leather face pad and backstrap are in fair condition with springs completely functional.
Resistal MK. II Royal Flying Corps. WWI Flying Goggles Amber glass lenses with the RESISTAL stickers still attached, are set into a metal frame that is hinged at the bridge. The inside of the frame is lines with green fur and side covers made of olive drab coloured silk. An olive drab elastic back strap with the name, J. Harold Heaslip printed on it in black ink, is attached with a metal and leather strap adjustment. Both the left and the right sides bear a gold stamp which reads, RESISTAL S.& B. N.Y.
Flying Goggle, Air Ministry MARK IIIA Circa. 1939 Leather back strap is stamped with, 22c/62, B 6929/39 Perspex lenses, with air vents, and black painted brass frames stitched onto brown velveteen backing. Centre hinge, leather nose cover, elastic and leather sprung back strap. Nearly identical to the Mk III goggles, except that the Mk IIIa was intended for use in a more temperate climate and in aircraft with enclosed cockpits. The leather surround to the goggles was removed and the air vents are larger and trumpet shaped. The appearance of the MkIII and MkIIIa owe much to Art Deco fashion rather than to practical use in aircraft. The curved celluloid lenses instead of flat safety glass not only distorted the pilot's vision but also made them highly vulnerable to scratching. Some Battle of Britain pilots were said to not wear their goggles resulting in serious injuries and casualties.