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rivers goggles

Postby msglaigaie » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:36 pm

I think I just found a pair of Rivers goggles. I was looking at "machine parts" and came across them in, of all places, Serbia. They were an evilbay purchase and a link is below. Did I find a "correct" prop? They will arrive just after Christmas.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWII-model-ARMY ... true&rt=nc
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Re: rivers goggles

Postby pennausamike » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:45 pm

Similar, but those aren't quite it.
Rivers goggles are German tanker goggles, and there are two styles with differing hardware.
Mine are the wrong ones with more pronounced tabs, but those can be ground down to look like the right ones.
(But for me, a difference so small I haven't bothered to correct it.)


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Re: rivers goggles

Postby msglaigaie » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:40 pm

This is good. Thank you. I found a few pics from the prop store too.
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Re: rivers goggles

Postby taimdala » Mon Dec 14, 2015 1:36 am

Impressive collection, as ever, Mike!

Say, what are those angled metal thingies you're using to hold down the edges of the signed FOB poster? I can't quite make them out. They look like my big chunky graphite drawing sticks, but they also look like half a turnbuckle ... but I can see from here they are neither.

Some sort of obscure shop tool, maybe? Whatever they are, I like their look.
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Re: rivers goggles

Postby AZSneed » Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:06 am

They are part of his vast stash of gold acquired after the war.

It is always so good to see Mike's collection.
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Re: rivers goggles

Postby Charlie » Mon Dec 14, 2015 5:48 am

Here's mine, which also have the wider adjustment tabs:

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Do a search for Auer and you should find a pair out there...
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Re: rivers goggles

Postby pennausamike » Mon Dec 14, 2015 3:53 pm

taimdala wrote:Say, what are those angled metal thingies you're using to hold down the edges of the signed FOB poster?


They are aluminum mill strap clamps for holding down light-weight pieces.
Made for some job and then discarded, I rescued them from the metal dumpster.
(Much like my Buddy Lee Creek rifle "receiver", my Rance Burgess laser display, and lots of other stuff!)

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Re: rivers goggles

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Re: rivers goggles

Postby dsears30 » Mon May 30, 2016 3:38 am

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Re: rivers goggles

Postby pennausamike » Mon May 30, 2016 2:53 pm

dsears30 wrote:Are they more like these?


The tabs look more correct, but the goggles themselves aren't as close.
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