Metal framed safety goggles with gauze side shields

Catalogue Number: 211
Metal framed safety goggles with gauze side shields
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Protective eyewear
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Description Of Item: Metal frame, oval eye, blued steel skull temples, metal gauze side protection. Glazed with plano neutral tint flat lenses. Shield and bridge covered with velvet cloth. Original brown case. W 13.0 cm x 3.7 cm. Goggles only in Gallery
Historical Significance: The gauze side shields were to protect against dust and soot and may have been for use in occupations such as a steam train driverDigital image 1.3Mb in Museum iPhoto
How Acquired: Donated by M Wagner, South Australian optometrist
Condition: Good
Location: Archive Office. Spectacles cabinet Drawer 3

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