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#1 05-06-2011 09:46:28

Wessels
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From: Nordwest der USA
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Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Here is a layout of the various pieces of eye wear that I own which are of the type commonly worn in North Afrika. All are with their issue cases. Kradmelder goggles (with spare lenses and tin case), three types of sand and dust goggles with pouches, disposable goggles and paper pouch, and issue prescription glasses with case as well as the same individuals Maskenbrille and cardboard case. Maskenbrille were the same as the regular glasses except, that rather than the metal side arms, they were simple cloth tape to secure around the ears which would not break the seal of the gas mask to the face. I still hope to find a black rubber Auer set and also a brittish anti-gas pair to round out my collection. Enjoy...and please show us yours!

http://i1101.photobucket.com/albums/g433/kfz2/AfrikaForum003.jpg


I study and collect uniforms, equipment, decorations, personal effects, photos, weapons and vehicles of the ground forces of the Heer, Luftwaffe, Kriegsmarine and Waffen SS.

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#2 18-06-2011 17:24:44

Bond
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Great eye protection collection Wessels.  I only have the one set, the same as one of those you have, in light weight, with tinted perspex/plastic lenses.

Regards,

Jerry


http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/10_goggles_1.jpg


http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/10_goggles_2.jpg


Regards,

Jerry B.

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#3 18-09-2011 12:31:23

hessian6
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http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/52_german.jpg

Are these German? Does anyone recognize?

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#4 19-09-2011 22:20:42

hessian6
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No takers??

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#5 19-09-2011 22:22:38

hessian6
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

They resemble the Gebirgsjager goggles, but I was told they were from the Desert War. I have seen some British versions that look very similar

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#6 19-09-2011 23:27:51

NZMark
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Hi Hessian,
These look Swiss to me - but I could be mistaken?
Mark


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#7 20-09-2011 01:58:52

hessian6
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Well they're mine now. I'll take a closer look when I get them.

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#8 20-09-2011 05:23:43

NZMark
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

A couple of mine. Typical tinted eye-shields, clear as well. Brown, blue-grey, tan and black leather Umbral tinted issue patterns, Perspex krad type (dated 1939), another pattern used by aviators as well as ground troops, British sun-glasses (as seen in period use by members of the DAK), Auer rubber set... I also have the British anti-gass pattern (as used by Rommel) brought home by my great-uncle who used them in service in Africa.
Mark
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http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/3_jan2011_002.jpg
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#9 20-09-2011 12:09:11

Blaise
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Some great pics there !! wink

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#10 20-09-2011 15:44:36

Sebastian.V
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Mark is a true Artist !

congratulation

best
Sebastien

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#11 21-09-2011 06:36:09

hessian6
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Wunderbare Sammlung!

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#12 21-09-2011 07:27:27

NZMark
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

OOOps,
Forgot the Auer set.
Mark
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#13 21-09-2011 08:59:52

Wessels
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From: Nordwest der USA
Registered: 17-04-2011
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Mark...like others have said...your presentations are top notch! I look forward to one day obtaining an Auer set and a set of Brit anti-gas goggles. They are the last two types I feel I "must have"!

Superb collection Kamerad!


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#14 24-09-2011 21:04:03

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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

well the Goggles arrived. They are stamped S.L.M 1940 on the outer ocular rims. I have noticed two more exact pair with the same stamps, both from sellers in England but no origin. Anyone know this S.L.M. 1940?


http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/MilitaryDesertGoggles.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/DesertGoggles.jpg

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#15 24-09-2011 21:08:23

hessian6
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Another pair from Portugal labeled as "DAK" Goggles with the same carrying tin etc.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/DAKgoggles.jpg

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#16 24-09-2011 21:36:10

hessian6
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http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/ExactsameGogglesonStahlhelm.jpg


The exact same pair on a Stahlhelm.

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#17 24-09-2011 23:55:40

hessian6
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Another set of images from an original Luftwaffe M37.

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/M37wgoggles2.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/M37wgoggles5.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/M37wgoggles.jpg

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/M37wgoggles3.jpg


http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/originals_002_l.jpg

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#18 25-09-2011 02:58:36

Tin Soldier
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From: Australia
Registered: 15-09-2011
Posts: 574

Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

I actually have the same stand up type tin, i'm just trying to figure out why i have them?
And where i got them from roll

Stu


It's all good and well to sing along when the world goes along with a song, but the man
worth while is the one who can smile when everything goes dead wrong.


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#19 25-09-2011 22:39:38

hessian6
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

http://i279.photobucket.com/albums/kk121/evanellis72/IMAG0039.jpg

These look decent with the Afrika Mutze

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#20 30-09-2011 12:11:27

Tin Soldier
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From: Australia
Registered: 15-09-2011
Posts: 574

Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Here are my sets, the Italian pair at top centre came with the original box with a couple of spare lenses in brown paper packet.
I forgot the British and Commonwealth anti-gas ones but they are on the slouch hat in my Australian impression post.

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/54_axis_goggles_1.jpg

http://afrikakorps.forumcrea.com/img/avatars/afrikakorps/big/54_axis_goggles_2.jpg


It's all good and well to sing along when the world goes along with a song, but the man
worth while is the one who can smile when everything goes dead wrong.


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#21 11-07-2013 04:44:59

timothy d
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Those Italian are neat there is plenty of period pictures of Germans wearing them.  timothy

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#22 16-11-2013 15:28:38

timothy d
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Nice collection of DAK items.  timothy

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#23 16-11-2013 18:53:53

Dawn Patrol
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Registered: 18-10-2012
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Great stuff guys! I will have to dig out a few of mine to add.  Mark, your
displays are eyepopping! Wow wink

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#24 18-11-2013 00:21:18

Dawn Patrol
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Re: Goggles, sand and dust goggles, and other eye wear...Show us yours!

Here is a little group for the thread. When you think about how critical that sand-wind protection was to the desert soldier, these little items were mighty important to the kit. The cigaretten were made during the war in Austria and still full, never opened. Hessian, that M-37 made me do a double-take. Super early pattern fallschirmjager! Love to see more closeups of the paint  and liner! Was it white with medic crosses over tropical tan?
http://i1278.photobucket.com/albums/y515/skyrancher46/gogglesetc_zps1758f51a.jpg

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