WW2 Civil Defence Goggles and Eye Protection
During the second world war a number of different styles of goggles were available to protect the eyes. Some were pre-war but others were manufactured for sale during the war for use by rescue parties and wardens.
Siebe Gorman Rubber Goggles
Rubber goggles made by Siebe Gorman. Part of the fire service breathing set but used by other civil defence personnel as dust and smoke goggles.
Steel Goggles - Protection of Eyes from Bomb Splinters
Introduced circa. 1940 these goggles were worn by civil defence personnel to protect eyes from spitting incendiary devices and bomb splinters. The central section with a cross could be rotated providing more vision when required.
ARP Fire Fighter's Goggle
ARP fire fighter's goggles made by Fleming (London) which have blue tinted lenses and are GR and crown marked.
Broadsight Goggles - Fighting Incendiary Bombs
These goggles featured darkened lens that would reduce the glare from incendiary devices. Image from Caring on the Home Front.
ARP / Civil Defence Dust Goggles
These dust googles were worn during the excavation of bombed out buildings and are regularly seen worn by Rescue Squads in wartime photographs.