Goggles, Flying, United States Army Air Service

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These flying goggles were of British design and were issued to United States Army Air Service (USAAS) 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) issue 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 of British design and were issued to United States Army Air Service (USAAS) 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) issue 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