You are bidding on a NICE set of WW2 US Army Air Force Variable Density Air Gunner Goggles! These were used by most crew members on the B-25, B-26, B-17, B-29. and others!
Variable density goggles were used by U.S. aerial gunners and anti-aircraft gunners in World War II. They were equipped with a turning dial on the front allowing the pilot to alter the tint of the lens enabling them to see tracer rounds and not be easily blinded.
Made of aluminum and rubber, this is a VERY NICE set! In unused condition, they do show some slight marks and wear throughout…but are VERY solid otherwise! Lenses are a bit dirty from storage. The black rubber face pad is EXCELLENT with no breaks or cracks (though some slight deformation as they have been sitting in the box for 80 years). Made by the American Optical Company they come complete in the original box! Box is in excellent condition, however some of the label is missing. I have shown them in use in the last images. Would make a PERFECT addition to any collection or display!
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