Welco 'Fog Free' goggles, boxed
By Welsh Industrial Eye & Protection Equipment (Welsh Mfg. Co. Prov. Rhode Island). These black rubber goggles feature a central lens division and a large bulbous moulding for the wearer's nose. This is fitted with rubber 'baffles' so that when the wearer breathed out, air was directed away from the lens and out through the nose section. They also feature plastic vents at each side of the frame - each with a felt 'filter' pad. The strap is comprised of an adjustable black webbing centre section with plain elastic to each side. The goggles are fitted with a one-piece polarizing celluloid lens. All in excellent unused condition with storage soiling and wear only. April 1943 dated. They even come with the original card box and a small packet of original spare side-vent filter pads. Whilst these goggles were intended primarily for ground use they were tested for AAF aircrews although not standardized. See p. 269 of 'Vintage Flying Helmets' for an indential pair of these scarce goggles. The best pair we've ever had. Stock code G20935.