Cesco Flying Goggles, 1930s
Cesco 'Wide Vision' Flying Goggles. White metal frames perforated on the upper and lower edges with ventilation holes to prevent fogging. Rubber facepads, curved clear glass lenses and a simple elastic strap. The frames are good bar fairly light tarnishing. The pads retain quite good shape but have hardened and are perished/cracked in places (see photos). Light scratches on the lenses. Excellent strap. Manufactured by Cesco in Chicago these goggles afforded a good wide field of vision uninterupted by frame edges. Produced in the interwar period and used largely in commercial aviation. Stock code G11689.