Goggles, Flying, United States Army Air Service

Goggles, Flying, United States Army Air Service

     

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.

Donated by Mrs. Mary E. "Mother" Tusch

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) issued flying goggles; 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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Frames: Brass/copper alloy
Lenses: Glass with xylonite coating
Eye Pads: Cotton with fleece padding and steel wire, velvet
Other: Leather, rubber
Strap: Elastic
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 3.8 x 7cm (8 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 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.

Donated by Mrs. Mary E. "Mother" Tusch

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Service (USAAS) issued flying goggles; 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

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Frames: Brass/copper alloy
Lenses: Glass with xylonite coating
Eye Pads: Cotton with fleece padding and steel wire, velvet
Other: Leather, rubber
Strap: Elastic
Dimensions
3-D: 20.3 x 3.8 x 7cm (8 x 1 1/2 x 2 3/4 in.)

ID: A19500122000