RAF Mk.VIII flying goggles

RAF Mk.VIII flying goggles

Code: G17583

SOLD

Stores reference 22c/930.  The frames are good but have notable rubbing and paint loss, mainly on the exposed points.  The leather surround is generally quite good but the suede backing is rather soiled and there is a split beneath the leather and suede exposing the padding.  There is a faint Air Ministry crown mark to the brow pad.  The goggles are fitted with a pair of clear lenses with delamination marks and a crack.  The strap is a replacement but this is stretched and lacks elasticity and the metal components have surface corrosion.  A rather tatty used pair.  Stock code G17583.
NB The frames have non-rolled edges suggesting late war or early postwar manufacture.