NEW EYEGLASSES FIT UNDER GAS MASK (Jul, 1937)

NEW EYEGLASSES FIT UNDER GAS MASK
Eyeglasses specially designed for use with gas masks have just been introduced to the public in England, where the entire civilian population is being trained to protect itself in case of wartime gas attacks. Unlike conventional glasses, whose rigid frames do not always fit close to the head and might cause a slight leak when a mask is put on, the new spectacles have flexible frames made of elastic tape, which fit closely over the side of the face. The flexible frames are easily adjusted.

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  1. carlm says: July 13, 201111:10 pm

    Girls who wear glasses never get gasses

  2. Toronto says: February 13, 20139:52 pm

    Forty years later, they were still using these in the Canadian military. At about that time, they hit on the idea of issuing contact lenses. They had mixed results, as getting a face full of gas could case them to stick to the eyes temporarily.

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