Goggles, Flying, United States Navy, Cdm. Albert Read, NC-4

These flying goggles were a British design and were issued to American military aviators as part of their standard flying equipment during World War I. This particular pair of goggles was worn by Cdm. Albert Read, commander of the Curtiss NC-4, during the first crossing of the Atlantic by air.

Donated by Walter Loendorf

Physical Description:
United States Navy (USN) issued flying goggles worn by Cdm. Albert Read, commander of the Curtiss NC-4; aluminum frames with cotton eye cups with fleece padding; glass lenses with discolored xylonite anti-shatter coating; broken elastic strap.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Date
1919

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Frames: Aluminum
Lenses: Glass
Eye Pads: Cotton with fleece padding
Strap: Elastic
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 3.8 x 7.6cm (8 x 1 1/2 x 3 in.)

These flying goggles were a British design and were issued to American military aviators as part of their standard flying equipment during World War I. This particular pair of goggles was worn by Cdm. Albert Read, commander of the Curtiss NC-4, during the first crossing of the Atlantic by air.

Donated by Walter Loendorf

Physical Description:
United States Navy (USN) issued flying goggles worn by Cdm. Albert Read, commander of the Curtiss NC-4; aluminum frames with cotton eye cups with fleece padding; glass lenses with discolored xylonite anti-shatter coating; broken elastic strap.

Country of Origin
United States of America

Date
1919

Location
National Air and Space Museum, Washington, DC
Exhibition
Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Frames: Aluminum
Lenses: Glass
Eye Pads: Cotton with fleece padding
Strap: Elastic
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 3.8 x 7.6cm (8 x 1 1/2 x 3 in.)

ID: A19480183000