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WW2 B-8 Flying goggles and box and Lenses.


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Greetings all. I was fortunate to find these B-8 goggles with the box, extra lenses that are not warped out of shape, in their cloth bag

with a manual. Their appears to be a laundry number on the strap and on the extra lens pouch.

All in remarkably good condition.

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I went on a goggle binge tonight and also picked up this set which has included with it an interesting item.

that I have never seen before. Never heard of it either for that matter.

Its an electrically heated Lens !

Check it out !

These are Polaroids.

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The heated lenses were once available in fair abundance many years ago but it is the cable from the lens to the plug on the suit that is the scarce accessory, good luck on finding that. On the F-3A heated suit, somewhere around the collar area is the plug for the lenses. I do not have a set to look at and be exact. But if you are looking in the area and find an odd little plug, that's what it is for. I think that plug is also for the oxygen mask heated cover as well, I think. Been awhile.

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On 9/15/2020 at 5:38 PM, dustin said:

The heated lenses were once available in fair abundance many years ago but it is the cable from the lens to the plug on the suit that is the scarce accessory, good luck on finding that. On the F-3A heated suit, somewhere around the collar area is the plug for the lenses. I do not have a set to look at and be exact. But if you are looking in the area and find an odd little plug, that's what it is for. I think that plug is also for the oxygen mask heated cover as well, I think. Been awhile.

 

Im working on an idea to make a repro plug. You think theres much interest for them?

 

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20 minutes ago, dustin said:

Do you have an original to make a pattern?

If not, then there is no point because it will be 100% your interpretation. 

 

Trying to find originals is part of the fun though. 

Yea you are right. I spent some time looking for one already. No dice of course. But

I think if I keep looking, I may find one that turns up. Kinda like the heated lens.

The stuff is out there somewhere.

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