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Pre-ww2 1920's-30's Aviator's Selsi Goggles&leather Helmet Wwi Biplane Pilot Yqz For Sale
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Paul Johnston Director Smithsonian Natl Air & Space Msm
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We are so excited to offer these on . An incredibly rare find with a superb provenance. These are the Aviator's "Selsi" Goggles and Leather Helmet of S. Paul Johnston and signed by him in block letters on the goggle strap. Paul Johnston was a World War One Biplane pilot and the director of the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution.
Here is his 1985 obituary from the LA Times:
S. Paul Johnston, an authority on air power who directed the National Air and Space Museum of the Smithsonian Institution and was research coordinator for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics, NASA's predecessor, has died at a hospital in Easton, Md.
Johnston, who flew biplanes during World War I and was one of the organizers of America's emergency aircraft production program during World War II, was 86 and died Friday.
The helmet is soft and supple, extra supports around the ears. The goggles are EXTREMELY RARE all glass, the threads holding the rubber on is loose on one and the rubber has cracked, solidified, but ALL THERE!! GOOD LUCK!!
Estimated shipping weight, (packaged) is 1 lbs 8 oz in a 12 x 10 x 10 box.
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What a great find!
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