An original pair of RAF MK VIII Sunglasses dating from the Second World War and complete with their original case.
This pattern of spectacles was introduced during the middle of WW2 and saw wide-spread issue throughout the rest of the conflict.
The glasses are the classic 'aviator' shape and feature chrome plated rims and arms with sprung wrap-around ear pieces. They have green tinted lenses of a very high quality which are still very clear and usable today. The inside of one arm bears the designation 'MK VIII' as well as the RAF stores code of 22c / 961. There is also a War Department broad arrow marking which confirms these as original issue examples.
The glasses are in good used condition with only limited signs of age and use. The arms are good and well with the right one being very slightly looser than the left. The lenses appear good and the chrome surrounds are also fine. It is important to remember that these are a pair of pre-owned, vintage sunglasses which have been used previously.
Finally, the original case is still intact and usable with some signs of wear and age. The top features markings which include the War Department broad arrow marking and the 22C/1072 reference number. The size is stated as medium and the original owner has added his details to the top in ink which may offer the prospect of further research.
A good pair of highly collectable sunglasses which would make a good addition to any aviation collection!
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