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"German Eyeglasses for Use with Gas Mask" from Tactical and Technical Trends

The following report was originally printed in Tactical and Technical Trends, No. 5, August 13, 1942.

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The wearing of eyeglasses with a gas mask always presents a problem. The Germans, however, have devised a very simple and satisfactory solution. The lenses, conforming to the individual's particular optical prescription, are set in approximately circular rims joined by the usual bridge. In place of the usual hinged side members, there are double three-bar sliders through which are fastened the two ends of a loop of tape, 0.3 inches wide. The tape fits over the ear and is secured after adjustment by a hook at the end of each slider. Even though the tape may become twisted, a gas-tight fit of the facepiece can be obtained. The glasses and extra tapes are carried in a metal case.


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