$39.50

SKU: US18481 Categories: , Product ID: 2508

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BOX – “WILSON GOGGLE”: WE BOUGHT A FULL BOX OF THESE GOGGLES 20 YEARS AGO AT A FLEA MARKET. WE SOLD THE GOGGLES YEARS AGO BUT KEPT THE BOX IN THE MUSEUM TO PROVE THEY WERE AN ARMY ISSUE ITEM (SOME COLLECTORS DOUBTED IT – THINKING THEY WERE PRIVATE PURCHASE). THE BOX IS MARKED “PHILA.DEPOT, Q.M.C./ S.H.BENSON”. ORIGINAL LABEL IS STILL ON THE END “PATENTED/ DEC 14, 1915/ PATENT ALLOWED/ NOV 23, 1917.” IT HAS A GOVERNMENT INSPECTOR ACCEPTANCE STAMP (LIKE FOUND ON UNIFORM CONTRACT LABELS) IN INK UNDER “GOVERNMENT CONTRACT”(PRINTED) THAT APPEARS TO BE DATED 1916 OR 18. ANYWAY, WE FOUND THE BOX AND CAN OFFER IT TO A MEXICAN BORDER COLLECTOR WHERE THESE SAW THE MOST USE. INSIDE IS A SMALL CARD THAT SHOWS HOW TO ADJUST THE GOGGLES (ONE WAS IN EACH GOGGLE CASE ALSO). BOX IS GOOD CONSIDERING ITS AGE.