RAF 'Used' Luxor 12 Flying Goggles
By E.B. Meyrowitz (EBM). French made, c1930s. 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 very good to excellent condition with only minor marks. There are 'Luxor 12' markings on both sides. The clear glass 'xxx' (Triplex) marked lenses are also very good with only minor edge delamination. Unfortunately the rubber cushions have not fared so well over the years and although clean are somewhat mishaped, hard/rigid with cracking and some loss. Because of this fragility care will be required not to damage the cushions further. The strap is stretched and has lost elasticity. Whilst not in excellent condition Luxor goggles are not common to find and the '12' is one of the rarest and most sought after. Stock code G20373.