RAF 'Used' Luxor 12 Flying Goggles
By E.B. Meyrowitz (EBM). French made. 1930s. Nickel plated vented frames with adjustable nose bridge. Flat laminated glass lenses, pink/orange rubber cushions with raised 'Luxor' marks and simple 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 Pilot Officer Keith Gillman used on the front cover of Picture Post at the height of the Battle in August 1940. The frames are in excellent condition with only minor marks. There are 'Luxor 12' markings on both sides. The clear glass 'xxx' (Triplex) marked lenses are very good bar some fairly minor edge delamination. Unfortunately the rubber cushions have not fared so well over the years and although clean and complete are hard/rigid. They appear a bit mishaped with a few small cracks and because of this care will be required not to damage them. The strap is stretched and has lost elasticity. The clasp attachments at each end are 'E.B.M.' marked. Whilst not in excellent condition these display really well. Luxor goggles are not common to find and the '12' is one of the rarest and most sought after. From our own collection following a minor upgrade. Stock code G20201.