Metal case for Willson Service Goggles

Catalogue Number: 3343
Metal case for Willson Service Goggles
Category: Spectacles and lenses
Sub-Category: Spectacle case
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c1917
Time Period: 1900 to 1939
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: USA
Publisher/Manufacturer: Willson
Description Of Item: Hinged metal case for Willson service goggles, Style E1, headband. Case of round end lozenge shape made of silver coloured metal with dark brown matt painted surface. Outer surface has gold imprint of 'WILLSON GOGGLES/ REG US PAT OFF' and a logo with spectacles and a letter 'W'. Inside case is a light peach coloured paper liner with worn print. It reads in part 'Willson Service Goggles, STYLE E1 HEADBAND, MADE IN U.S.A./ PATENTED DEC 14, 1915/ PATENT ALLOWED/ NOV 23, 1917/ ADJUST BEFORE WEARING'. Dimensions 140 x 53 x 27 mm.
How Acquired: Ex Nathan Library Used as a prop to support display in Nathan Library, found when display dismantled June 2017
Date Acquired: June 2017
Condition: Fair, scuffed
Location: Archive room. West wall. Unit 4 Drawer 5

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