pair of infrared goggles

Description (Brief):

Leather deteriorated, right lens assembly has detached from headband. Donor was Robert Williams Wood (1868-1955), professor of optics at Johns Hopkins University (1901-1955). Inventor of "Wood's glass," a material transmissive of infrared and ultraviolet radiation used in military signaling devices during World War I. Goggles may have light filtering lenses installed.

Date Made: ca 1918ca. 1918

Location: Currently not on view

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Credit Line: from Robert W. Wood

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: EM.317948.05Catalog Number: 317948.05Accession Number: 232066

Object Name: Goggles, DipcrasitegogglesOther Terms: Goggles, Dipcrasite; Components; Optical Devices

Measurements: overall: 2 3/4 in x 7 in x 1 3/4 in; 6.985 cm x 17.78 cm x 4.445 cm


Record Id: nmah_712927

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