An original pair of MK 11 Spectacles as issued during the Cold War.
These sunglasses were made by 'Algha' in the 1950-60s replacing the earlier MK VIII Sunglasses issued in the Second World War. They are the classic aviator shape and feature grey-green tinted lenses which are fitted into chrome plated frames. The arms have the same finish and have the sprung wrap-around style ear pieces usually employed for eyewear in this period.
The inside of the bridge on the glasses features the contract number 22c/1369 as well as the War Department broad arrow marking and the words 'MARK 11'. The lowers portion bares the makers name 'Algha'.
The glasses come complete with their original case which also bares the 22c stores code amongst other details.
The glasses are in good condition for their age as is the case. Both only have minimal signs of wear and age and they display very well. The lenses are of a very fine quality and are still clear and usable.
All in all a nice pair of mid century, jet-age sunglasses in good original condition.