Imperial Japanese Navy flying goggles
Imperial Japanese Navy 'MAN' Goggles. Manufactured by MAN (an ebbreviation of Manchuria where the factory was located). Dark red/brown lacquered aluminium frames stitched to chocolate coloured brown padded velvet cushions. Fitted with curved elliptical clear glass lenses and wide adjustable elasticated strap. This is a relatively early pair with quality leather fittings, glass lenses and brass frame fittings. Later goggles used cheaper metals and plastics. The frames are in excellent condition and have the MAN logo on each side. The velvet padding is equally good and has a silk nosepiece sewn in place. There are some delamination marks on the lenses but their overall appearance is good. The strap is clean and retains good colour but is stretched, has some snagging and little elasticity remains. Some burring of the frame screw heads. A very good pair of these high quality goggles. Stock code G22194.