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Original British Army MT Goggles with Yellow Lenses
An original pair of British Army MT goggles with yellow tinted lenses as used throughout the Second World War by tank crews, Dispatch Riders, Jeep Drivers and many more.
The goggles are the teardrop shape as issued during WW2 rather than the round shape also seen in contemporary pictures. They feature yellow tinted lenses, grey leather work, oatmeal coloured fur around the edges of the grey dyed stockinet eye pieces and a grey elasticated strap. This is the first pair of teardrop shaped goggles I have come across with yellow lenses rather than the more common orange lenses making them an interesting piece.
The goggles come complete in their original metal tin. Later on these metal tins were replaced with leatherette or cardboard cases due to economy measures making this a nice early example.
The condition of the goggles is good and they don’t seem to have seen any use. The lenses are nice and clear and are not showing any signs of delamination and the strap still retains a good amount of elasticity. The do however show signs of age with some rust spots and slight corrosion to the metal adjusters on the strap. The box also has signs of age and corrosion as can be seen in the picture.
Overall a good pair of original early second willed war goggles compete with their original case.