2006.298.1: Ultra-Violet Safety Goggles, 1930-1950

Additional Images

2006.298.1: Ultra-Violet Safety Goggles.
Image No. 3218 ; Photographer: Helen Kingsley

Object Description

Lidded box containing two pairs of safety goggles [the box may not be the original one for the goggles]. The box has blue painted steel corner clips and the words 'GENERAL ELECTRIC X-RAY CORPORATION ULTRA-VIOLET GOGGLES' printed in silver lettering on the lid. The goggles have a metal frame with a W-bridge, cable curl sides with end stumps, hinged metal mesh side protectors and glazed with round dark tinted lenses. 'WILLSON' is stamped into the bridge of both pair of goggles. Box dimensions given.

Object Classification

Accession Number: 2006.298.1
Collection: Radiomedicine
Date: 1930-1950

Object Dimensions

  • Height: 2.8 cm
  • Width: 13.5 cm
  • Depth: 10.8 cm

Object Parts

  • a) Lidded box
  • b) Goggles
  • c) Goggles

Object Materials

  • cardboard,
  • enameled paint,
  • glass,
  • metal,
  • paper,
  • steel

Acquisition Detail

  • Manufacturer of part a) : General Electric X-Ray Corporation
  • Manufacturer of part b) : Willson (and part c)
  • History of Use: The goggles were worn for protection against ultra-violet rays during treatment.