Original 1950s RAF Spectacles MK 14 + Case

Original 1950s RAF Spectacles MK 14 + Case

Code: 55718

£75.00 Approx $93.4, €87.31
 

An original pair of Royal Air Force issue MK 14 sunglasses as worn in the 1950s and 60s by RAF aircrews, complete with their original case.

This pattern of sun glasses closely resembles the pattern worn during the Second World War with their grey/green tinted lenses and plated steel frames. However they have an extra strengthening bar across the bridge which is the main noticeable difference.

The glasses are stamped inside the metal frames with the makers name 'Algha' as well as 'MARK 14' and the RAF stores code '22C/2432'.

The condition of the sunglasses is good but there is some corrosion to the frames as is to be expected of a used pair of glasses of this age. They still display very well despite this. The lenses are scratched meaning they aren't particularly wearable and would be more suitable as a display item. This has been reflected in the price.

The glasses come complete with their original hard case which states the 22G/1398 contract number and the size of medium. The original owner has also added his name which reads 'J. Leighton'. 

Whilst not the most usable pair of sunglasses they still display well and would make a good addition to a Jet-age collection.