German WW2 Mountain & Motorized Troop Goggles: Carl Zeiss- Umbral
Original Item: Just released from European Military Stores a very limited quantity of original WW2 German Army Dark Lens Goggles used as antiglare protective eye wear issued to Mountain Troops, Motorized Units, MG34 & MG42 Machinegun operators, and possibly Luftwaffe pilots.
We believe these to be 100% authentic WW2 issue. Original pair has circular dark shaded lenses with steel surrounds mounted in leather (or perhaps synthetic Leather) blue/grey (shades vary) material complete with two ventilation ducts on either side to combat condensation. Complete with adjustable 3-piece strap, the side sections are cloth while the center adjustable section is elasticized. Each goggle comes complete in original imitation leather pouch. The pouch is ink stamped UMBRAL 75% inside of closure flap. 75% represents protection grade of tint. This particular model was know as the UMBRAL. The lens and steel frames are easily removable.
In addition to the case, every pair of goggles comes with an original delicate wax paper instruction sheet (in German of course), headed " Schutz des Auges" and gives Manufacturer's name and address: CARL ZEISS of Jena, Germany. Carl Zeiss is well known today as a high quality lens manufacturer (SONY Cameras!).
We received all of these goggles in their original cardboard outer boxes each containing Six Goggles in Pouches (6 Stuck) and clearly have never been issued since manufacture in the late 1930s. The storage boxes show slight storage deterioration/discoloration and it is evident these not have been opened for over
70 years. Storage boxes come with purchase of 6 goggles, please specify if you want a box.
These Goggles are a truly unusual and rare WW2 well documented German Army Accessory. See the fabulous book "Deutsche Soldaten" page 213, items 60/61 and 62, this exact goggle is featured. First time offered, limited quantity as described and absolutely genuine.
Condition is generally very good, but will vary, some goggles show storage age with slight surface rust and minor staining. For our very best condition goggles special hand select is highly recommended. Note: Leather color, lens tint and strap colors may vary.
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