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RAF 'Used' Luxor 12 Flying Goggles

RAF 'Used' Luxor 12 Flying Goggles

Code: SOLD-1536

SOLD
By E.B. Meyrowitz (EBM). French made. 1930s. Nickel plated vented frames with adjustable nose bridge. Flat laminated glass lenses, black rubber cushions with raised 'Luxor' marks and elasticated strap. These were the finest quality goggles of the day and the preferred choice of many pilots at the beginning of WW2 and into the Battle of Britain. The '12' model was made famous by the iconic photograph of P/O Keith Gillman used on the front cover of Picture Post at the height of the Battle in August 1940. The frames are in good condition but there is wear to the nickel plating at the front of the goggles revealing the brass beneath. Luxor 12 markings to both sides of the frame. The clear glass 'xxx' (Triplex) marked lenses are excellent but the rubber cushions have suffered a bit over the years and are a bit mishaped with small cracks and relatively minor perishing. They are slightly tacky to the touch in some areas but do remain quite supple and flexible in most areas. The strap is stretched and has lost elasticity. The clasp attachments at each end are 'E.B.M.' marked and the strap is also labelled. These are not in excellent condition but are reasonably good to good used. Luxor goggles are not common to find and the '12' is one of the rarest. We sold this pair to a client approximately 10 years ago and recently purchased his entire collection. Stock code G19254.