RFC Gogglemask, flying, Mk.1
Goggle, Mask, Flying, MK.1. By The Triplex Gogglemask & Lens Co. Pear shaped laminated lightly tinted glass lenses set in black painted brass frames within an extended brown leather facemask backed with rabbit fur. The frames are in quite good order retaining much of the original paint finish at the edges, the front faces are more rubbed with paint loss. Stamped with War Department broad arrow and 'A'. The leather is in quite good condition and really very supple. There is some wear and abrasion, mainly to the lower left side (as worn) but nothing too serious. Official markings are gold blocked to one side 'GOGGLE MASK MARK I' along with the manufacturer's details, War Department broad arrow and 'A'. Some damage to the knitted fabric between the frames and 'inner' fur trim. The rabbit fur is largely complete bar some loss on the lower left side. Fitted with the original strap, now rather stretched and lacking elastication. Named to 'H.M. Sinclair'. The lenses appear to have been a light yellow tint, most of this has faded but they are undamaged. Although a bit worn these goggles display very well. Rare. Stock code G23012.