Thursday, January 17, 2013

The Guthrie Cannoneers

Originally designed for a young coal miner from Cumberland, Kentucky, these durable goggles were crafted from a set of military-grade cannoneer goggles, but with significant improvement.
 The alchemically-treated lenses help to improve visibility in low-light conditions. The wide leather headstrap is more comfortable than the original corded one. I also fitted the goggles with a more durable dungaree fabric than the thin canvas that was previously used. Sadly, the young man was caught in a cave-in a short time before me departure, and he was presumed dead.

He had never a chance to wear these fine oculars, and at his family's insistence I kept the piece. They were purchased at Hero Bot Con by the young woman in the photograph (who's name I did not get). We at the Armory thank this young lady for her patronage, and hope that these fine eye-pieces keep you from a similar fate as the young miner, Samuel.

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