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Where are you getting the "1065" from? The goggles illustrated at the beginning of this thread are clearly marked "1068".

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This is what the strap looks like on my goggles. You can see the buckle/clamp adjuster on the left side.

 

To confuse matters further, my goggles are marked on the bridge as follows:

 

Polaroid

Aviation Goggle

No. 1065

TM Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.

 

However, they are also marked "Property USAAF" on one side and "B8" on the other side.

 

I am thinking they are an early version of the B8 goggle.

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my bad Ian got all confused with the numbers!! just completey ignore all i have written :blush: oooopss

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Where are you getting the "1065" from? The goggles illustrated at the beginning of this thread are clearly marked "1068".

The case is marked 1068, there is no photo of the bridge area. I suspect though it is marked 1065.

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Well I'll be! I just dug mine out and they are indeed marked 1065!! And yet, the box shown at the beginning of this thread is clearly marked 1068...but appear to be the same goggles. Very confusing! :wacko:

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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B8s. Note the different elastic.

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Well I'll be! I just dug mine out and they are indeed marked 1065!! And yet, the box shown at the beginning of this thread is clearly marked 1068...but appear to be the same goggles. Very confusing! :wacko:

Ian.......you have goggles for all occasions! :D

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my bad Ian got all confused with the numbers!! just completey ignore all i have written :blush: oooopss

 

No...you were right Carl!

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Ian.......you have goggles for all occasions! :D

 

JS...you above all should know a man isn't properly dressed without his goggles. Evening goggles...casual goggles. You know how it is?

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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ah haaa so i wasnt get all confused ?? the lens bag for my 1065's is marked " POLAROID ALL PURPOSE GOGGLE KIT No 1021 "

 

LB

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

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OK lads...can we agree that the 1065s were later standarised as B8s, with a tweak or two?!

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" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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ah haaa so i wasnt get all confused ?? the lens bag for my 1065's is marked " POLAROID ALL PURPOSE GOGGLE KIT No 1021 "

 

LB

 

Arrrgh! Are they lenses for the multi-purpose goggles with the grey sponge frame?

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Right , the box at the start of this thread is the goggle kit No 1065 !! which is just the lenses ???

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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could be Ian !!! :) sometimes known as "gunners " goggles

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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OK lads...can we agree that the 1065s were later standarised as B8s, with a tweak or two?!

yes we can Ian !!! :D

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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Just google goggles! ;)

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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Well I'll be! I just dug mine out and they are indeed marked 1065!! And yet, the box shown at the beginning of this thread is clearly marked 1068...but appear to be the same goggles. Very confusing! :wacko:

Are there any markings on the sides?

 

I think that the 1068 reference is to the entire goggle kit which includes lenses.

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Are there any markings on the sides?

 

I think that the 1068 reference is to the entire goggle kit which includes lenses.

 

no, the goggle kit is just the lenses and the roll or case they come in?? the 1068 is the rubber frame ?

isn it ?

 

i meant to write "the 1065 " not 1068 my typing error ! sorry for the confusion

 

LB

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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OK...here's the curved ball fellers....my "1065s" are marked "PROP USAAF" on one side and "TYPE B8" on the other...but they aren't the same as my other B8s! Usually in the US military, when they introduce an improved model it's A1...A2..etc., so why not Type B8A1s for the later ones?! Confused? Me too!! :blink:

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"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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trust you Ian !!! :lol: im going to go and dig mine out again to see if they are the sane as yours !!

 

LB

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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trust you Ian !!! :lol: im going to go and dig mine out again to see if they are the sane as yours !!

 

LB

 

"Sane"?! Was that a Freudian slip Carl?! :D

"We shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender!"

 

Winston Churchill

" Life is what happens to you when you're busy making other plans."

John Winston Lennon

 

 

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blooming school teachers !! even after leaving school ,30 odd years ago , they still pull me up on my spelling !!!! :lol:

WANTED : RAF 1940 PATT FLYING BOOTS

WANTED : DINGHY TYPE K ,TYPE A

" ALWAYS WANTING USAAF ITEMS IN THEIR ORIGINAL PACKAGING "

"WOULD ALSO LIKE 487th FS AND 515TH BS RELATED ITEMS "

"Illegitmi non carborundum"

 



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