Ref. No. 40. MARK VIII GOGGLES. Circa 1940. Glass lenses with tint. Brass frames painted dark grey. No markings. Previously owned by E. Hepworth who was in the RAF in the 1950's.
Ref. No. 138. AMERICAN FLYING GOGGLES.
Circa 1940. Glass lenses. Air vents. Elastic head band. Frames possibly aluminium.
On bridge is printed "AN6530" and on bottom left frame is "Patented. The
Chas. Fischer Spring Co. Brooklyn. N.Y." Reputed to be owned by a B-17
Ref. No. 94. SPECTACLES MK11 22C/1370 LARGE,
Air Ministry. Previously owned by Charles Kelly, who flew in the RAF Pathfinders.
In metal case and grey nylon cover slip. Silver frames, round lenses. "Hadley"
stamped in inside of frame.
Ref. No. 154. AIRCREW SPECTACLES MARK VIII. Circa 1940. Stainless steel frames. Round lenses. Bridge has "B.A.O." stamped on it. Flexible half round ear fittings, one slighty damaged. Glasses are complete in metal cloth covered box marked "Stores Ref. 22C/1072 Spectacles Mark VIII Aircrew Anti-Glare Medium 8788". Glasses previously owned by F/Lt Len Mitchell who flew Corsairs and was an instructor in the RNZAF. A photo of him appears on page 223 of "Too Young To Die" and a short biography appears on page 273. Among other positions he was CO Central Flying School Wigram, part of VIP Flight at Rongotai, instructed at South Canterbury Aero Club, was a Flight Testing Officer for CAD, and was the first to drop rabbit poison in the Mackenzie.