L007075 CASE FOR SPLINTER PROOF GOGGLES. (Splitterschutzbrille Kasten)

BACKGROUND: Development of protective flight goggles began with the advent of military aircraft during WWI and further improvements and refinements continued in the inter-war years. In the early 1930's the German firm, Nitsche & Günther designed splinter proof goggles that were based on a splinter proof goggle pattern that was developed by the British Triplex firm late in WWI. During WWII the Luftwaffe utilized a wide variety of protective goggles which all followed the same basic design and on August 3RD 1940 the Nitsche & Günther splinter proof goggles were officially adopted for wear. Originally the goggles came in a single piece, rigid frame with clear lenses. Regulations of May 20TH 1942 introduced tinted lenses for these goggles and additional regulations in 1944 introduced a three piece frame with adjustable nose bridge to provide a better fit.

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION: Elongated oval magnetic sheet metal case with friction fit, removable top lid. Case is roughly 19cm tall and 6.5cm wide and 3.5cm thick. Case is well marked with embossed Latin script to obverse, "Behälter für" "Flieger. -Splitterschutzbrille mit Ultrasin-Gläsern O", (Case for Flight Splinter proof protective goggles with Ultra perception glass model A) and Luftwaffe requisition number, "Nr. 30550". A few small dents. Scarce.

 GRADE ****                             PRICE $299.00 (Or Best Offer)

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