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RAF MK.IV Flying Goggles c/w Flipshield

RAF MK.IV Flying Goggles c/w Flipshield

Code: SOLD-816

SOLD
By Levers Optical Ltd. Stores Ref. 22c/111 (Goggles), 22c/113 (Screen, Anti-Glare). The first of the MK.IV series goggles. Manufactured with a painted pressed brass frame incorporating hinged lens holders. With this pattern the lenses fit directly into the goggle frames without the need for sub-frames around them. The goggle frame is in excellent condition with very little paint loss or rubbing. There is minor distortion of the left lens holder (as worn) such that the lower hinge is not flush to the frame (see photo). This does not affect movement. The leather nose-piece with velvet padding to the rear is equally good. The upper rubber pads are perished/hardened as is often the case but the lower two stil retain some shape and flexibility. All strap components are excellent and the leather strap section has good clear A.M. markings. The clear lenses have some very minor delamination marks at the edge but are generally excellent. Finally there is the anti-glare screen, commonly known as the 'flipshield' with the short enclosed type spring mechanism. The shield has some scratches and light scuffs but these could probably be polished out with care. Overall this is an excellent used set of goggles. The MK.IV is considerably rarer than the IVB and this is reflected in the price. Ideal for a Battle of Britain display. Stock code G18098.