Original British WWI Royal Flying Corps Leather Flying Helmet with Goggles and Case
Only One Set Available: A wonderful brown leather chamois-lined flying helmet with buckle chinstrap. Typical British construction of the period with all snaps and buckles present; snaps are all period correct and nicely marked MADE IN ENGLAND. The leather is soft and supple, truly amazing condition for over 100 years of age. The chamois lining is in equally excellent condition and totally complete. Helmet is approximate size 58/59cm (a nice large size)
The goggles are extraordinary. Featuring leather construction with steel round eye brackets encasing brown tint glass lenses with a classic cotton strap one portion of which is elastic and still stretchy!
However, the most interesting aspect is the heavy cardboard case with metal bonded edges still ink marked from the retailer:
Consulting Optician, Spectacle Maker
18. Butter Market.
The inside of the box is printed:
Enclose them in this box without
the case & with your name & address
ALL REPAIRS RETURNED SAME DAY
What service? Wish that existed today
A. J. RAWLINGS & SONS were certified opticians beginning in 1916 and still are to this day.
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