Alexander Historical Auctions LLC

Lot 1047

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Rare pair of Civil War artillery goggles. These goggles are comprised of oval pale green lenses set into a thin metal frames which in turn surmount a fine wire mesh with a teardrop-shaped frame at bottom, meant to fit snugly against the eye socket. These eyepieces would be joined by a cord and have additional cord attached at the ends so that the apparatus could be tied about the head. These goggles are sold with the original tin case. Included also is a copy of a photograph from the reference book 'Touched By Fire' by William C. Davis, a 1985 National Historical Society publication. Page 558 bears a photo of a Confederate officer wearing these goggles, which were designed to prevent dust and debris from blinding the wearer when cannon were fired.

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October 29, 2020, 10:00 AM EST

Chesapeake City, MD, US

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