CAP AND MASK IN ONE PROTECTS DIVER’S EYES (Aug, 1930)
CAP AND MASK IN ONE PROTECTS DIVER’S EYES
Bathing fashions in the course of centuries have seen many novelties, but it remained for a Los Angeles, Calif., designer to think of this new headgear, which is a combination cap and face mask in one.
When the first wearer recently appeared on the Los Angeles beach, the startling, round eyeholes of the mask might have suggested to a fanciful observer the appearance of a feminine Martian or a lady robot. Despite its oddity, the mask serves the practical purpose of protecting the eyes and ears in diving. Celluloid eyepieces keep out the water. The lower portion of the mask covers half the swimmer’s face, leaving the ‘ nose and mouth uncovered. It may be turned up when not needed.