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USAAF type 1021 goggles

USAAF type 1021 goggles

Code: G25923

RESERVED

Polariod All-Purpose Goggle Kit, No. 1021.  By Polaroid/American Optical.  Single-piece moulded foam rubber frame similar in appearance to the B-8 goggle.  They were issued with a range of clear and tinted plastic acetate lenses including a red one that was favoured by airgunners.  The red tint made it easier to see tracer fire in daylight conditions.  The frame is good and supple with minor soiling and crazing/cracks.  The simple strap retains elasticity and the fitted green lens is quite good. These goggles were also issued to tank crews, paratroops etc, hence their 'All Purpose' title.  They come in their original fabric 'case' with spare red, green and clear lenses.  1943 date marks on both goggle frame and fabric case.  Good used.  Stock code G25923.