Original 1950s RAF Type G Sunglasses
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About this item
An original pair of post WW2 Royal Air Force Type G Sunglasses complete with their original case.
These sunglasses are styled in the classic aviator mould and clearly have their roots in the Second World War. The RAF introduced the MK VIII sunglasses in 1943 which were the first RAF issue glasses to have this shape. These 'Type G' sunglasses are a direct descendant of their WW2 predecessors featuring chrome frames and arms. The lenses are the classic aviator tear-drop shape and the sprung metal ear pieces are typical of the era. The glasses differ from WW2 examples as they have an extra bridge section which helps to give them more strength.
The inside edge of the bridge sections features markings including the War Department broad arrow, 'Type G' and the RAF stores code of 22G/1398. The nosepiece bears the maker's name of 'Algha'.
The spectacles come complete with their original case which is in heavily used condition as can be seen in the pictures.
The glasses are also well used with some tape to one of the arms. There are some marks and scuffs to the lenses which are to be expected considering their age as well as some tarnishing to the metal work. Please take time to study the pictures before purchasing and bear in mind that they are a vintage, pre-worn item with some flaws commensurate with age.
All in all a nice pair of collectable jet-age sunglasses which would make a great addition to any collection.