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American Optical Co. Aviator Goggles - Cased/Boxed


Chromed metal frames with a central size adjuster bar, green-grey two-piece eye cushions, clear glass lenses and elastic headstrap. The frames are very good with only minor marking. Excellent lenses (American Optical (AO) markings). The rubber cushions are a bit grubby and slightly mishaped at the edges but are still pliable. The strap is stretched and lacks elasticity. The goggles come in a superb aluminium tin marked with the American Optical logo and \'Aviators Goggle\' etc. This in turn is contained within the original card box (worn with one end-piece missing) marked AO and \'Aviation Goggle\'. A lovely set. These appear to be of the \'Airway\' pattern seen in MIck Prodger\'s headgear book, p.271. These were designated for issue as \'winter clothing\' but later deleted. Essentially these are private purchase goggles worn by AAF crews. Stock code G14424.