Flying Goggles

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Scarce RAF Mk VI anti-glare spectacles by Polaroid.

Excellent pair of Mk VI anti-glare spectacles, still with their original cardboard box with its paper insert sheet. Issued primarily to Coastal Command pilots and crews – which included a number of fighter squadrons – the spectacles provided enhanced visibility through haze over water. This pair is in remarkable condition, with perfect frames, clean chamois at the nose, elastic that still stretches perfectly and showing only the lightest delamination around the edges of the glass lenses.  Box has been written on with a name which may be period or may be later, but does not detract. A fine pair of what were never common spectacles and are becoming much harder to find these days.

$650 / £525 / €580  

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AAF AN6530 Flying Goggles by Chas Fischer Spring.

 

First decent pair I've seen for a long time. Nice set of these iconic US goggles with clear glass lenses. Frame is in great shape with no dings or damage and only minor discolouration/surface oxidation. Nice clear maker mark on left hand side. One piece face cushion is a little dry with some very minor surface crazing (only shows when you flex it). It remains pliable and has no signs of separation (which is usually the biggest issue). Black elastic strap has no elasticity left, but no thin spots or other issues. Overall a decent and displayable pair of goggles.

$250 / £200 / €225  email to secure this item

WWII replacement lenses for the AAF B-6, B-7, AN6530 + USN Mk II and Mk IV flying goggles.

 

Various available. Email to ask about green, amber or clear:

 

USN contract American Optical lenses clear (paper wrapped, unopened):

Per pair  $35 / £30 /3€30 

A few loose (unwrapped) pairs and a few singles. email your needs.

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Superb original WWI WRAF photograph

 

Excellent and large fornat original photograph showing three women of the WRAF in WWI. an outstanding example of the uniforms they wore c.1918-19.  Approx. 4" x 6" with slight creasing / cracking at bottom corners.

 

£28 / $35  / €30  email for more details