RAF Mk.IVB flying goggles, complete, boxed
Stores Reference 22c/167 (Goggles), 22c/113 (Screen, Anti-Glare). The frame is in excellent original condition, undamaged and with virtually no paint loss. The nosepiece leather is excellent and the chamois backing has average soiling. Unsurprisingly the original rubber face pads have deteriorated and are hardened and a bit squashed/flattened. Fitted with very good clear glass lenses (no longer laminated). The strap components are also very good - the springs appear to be good on one side but one has 'bunched' a bit on the other. Both 'loops' are excellent and the leather section is clearly marked with Air Ministry Crown and reference numbers etc. The flipshield, or more correctly 'Screen, Anti-Glare' is fitted with the small enclosed type spring mechanism. The screen has minor scuffs/marks but these might polish out if required. Complete with the original box of issue which although soiled is in good condition. This contains the card spares box contains spare tinted lenses (delaminated), a bakelite tube of “Everclear”, frame key/spanner and a full set of helmet plates and poppers - all excellent. These could be attached to B or C-type helmets using the copper rivets also included. Finally there is the leather/chamois forehead protection strip. A very good to excellent set of goggles complete with all accessories. Stock code G22619.