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R.A.F. MK.VI Spectacles

Stores Ref. 22c/882. Intended for use when flying over water surfaces and under severe reflected-glare conditions. They provided an excellent filter for use in submarine spotting and coastal reconnaissance. The frame is made of light green tinted moulded acetate in one piece, having two semi-circular side-shield attached with nickel plated hinges. A chamois covered sponge nosepiece is stitched to the frame and the spectacles are fitted with a simple adjustable black elastic strap. The lenses are laminated Polariod safety glass. The frame is in quite good condition although there is surface wear and scratching and a small crack (see photo). The hinges have some surface corrosion but function well. The lenses are delaminating. The headstrap is a bit faded and has lost some elasticity. The nosepiece has some staining/marking but remains good and complete. Fully Air Ministry marked with reference numbers etc engraved into the sideshields. These were not produced in large numbers compared to other goggles and spectacles and are now rare to find. Stock code G15351.