993.302.1: Railroad Goggles, 19th Cent.

Additional Images

993.302.1: Railroad Goggles.
Image No. 2301 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Protective goggles with metal mesh eyecups. Oval eyes, glazed with smokey glass, non-corrective lenses, joined by string bridge. Incomplete, cord missing.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 993.302.1
Collection: Ophthalmology
Date: 19th Cent.

Object Dimensions

  • Length: 13.2 cm
  • Height: 1.7 cm
  • Width: 3.4 cm

Object Parts

Object Materials

  • glass,
  • iron,
  • string

Acquisition Detail

  • History of Use: Goggles used by train workers and some passengers to protect their eyes from cinders, smoke etc. whilst travelling.