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WWI Goggles
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Published: September 13, 2017
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WW1 reference table

At the beginning of the 1900s the world had already been very much transformed from pre-industrial times, there were products made in series, and there was a middle class with good financial resources.
So before the war there were already goggles for motorists and pilots,
the polar explorations and the first mountain climbing and glacial climbing have led to the production of high mountain clothing, equipment and glasses.

Thus, at the outbreak of war, soldiers were provided with special goggles  according to their specializations. The types were numerous, the models were indicative, and every company who received a job produced a version of the various national goggles.

Moreover, the types of glasses were very similar among the different nations, the snow goggles, depicted above in the figure, had been copied from Inuit glasses and had already been used in many polar expeditions.
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Kitsch1984Professional General Artist
Fantastica raccolta! Questa poi ha un che di surreale...
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Mille grazie, in effetti questi occhiali sono veramente bizzarri, è il fascino dell'antica tecnologia di massa,
stava muovendo i primi passi.
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Heart-und-SeoulHobbyist General Artist
Why do the snow goggles have those grooves?
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They use the physical phenomenon of diffraction, it increases the resolving power of the eye, and decreases the intensity of brightness.
I think the idea was mutued from the Inuit people:…
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Heart-und-SeoulHobbyist General Artist
Dang, that's cool!
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TristikovProfessional Digital Artist
Great reference, very nice to have all on one sheet!
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Captain-TorrHobbyist Traditional Artist
I like this one its different. Good detail on objects that are often over looked except maybe by collectors.
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Thank you my friend,  they were one of the few  assets of soldiers during world war one.
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oldschool6239Hobbyist General Artist
Your work is always so great to look at sir. It is "BOOK" worthy. When I view your illustrations I feel as though I should be turning pages. :-)
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Thank you so much, very appreciate :)
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Nat-tiHobbyist General Artist
Ottimo lavoro come sempre. Certi sono molto chic ed aggiungono una "touche" steampunk, gli altri sembrano davvero scomodi.
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E' vero, certi sembrano davvero scomodi!
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ImperialAceStudent Digital Artist
:iconthumbs-upplz: Nice Work 
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Thank you very much :)
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MoonyMinaHobbyist General Artist
really cool :) the different goggles all look great, and it's something I've never seen all put together for comparison...

I was thinking about which ones looked comfy or not, and I got a surge of empathy for the people who, like me, wore glasses... because goggles over glasses is so, so disagreeable...
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You are very right,  just the snow goggles on the top were quite suitable for shortsighted people because the subtle slit decreased the brightness whilst it increased the  angolar resolution, for  the effect of diffraction,  like to see from a very little hole.......
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MoonyMinaHobbyist General Artist
So I would have had to be in the army only when it was snowing :D
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MercenaryBladeHobbyist Writer
Steampunk fans! Where are you?
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Lol, I agree with you :)
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I still wonder how you haven't made something about italian army weapons in ww2. 
sure, the majority of them was trush, but there where some hidden gems, like
the italian cavalry carcano and berreta motherfuckin mosqito.
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Hi, why not, I've a very long todo list, with table of ww2 weapons, for   italian, russian, japanese and US, french ,british, romanian........ 
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