|Object ID #||2014.035.032|
|Title||Train Fireman's Goggles|
|Place of Origin||Canada|
|Description||Safety goggles with clear, round lenses and finely-perforated black frames. The elastic headstrap is held by slotted, reddish Bakelite. No maker's mark observed.|
Manufacturer unknown. Dates to the 20th-century.
Belonged to the Canadian National Railways.
Last owned by Allan Nicholson of Palmerston, Ontario. He acquired vintage railway equipment at auctions and sales in Grey and Bruce counties.
|Collection||Transportation, Railroad Equipment Collection|
|Dimensions||W-15.5 L-6.5 D-5.5 cm|
Canadian National Railways (C.N.R.)
|Function||Worn by a train's fireman to protect his eyes while working near the firebox of a locomotive. When feeding the locomotive engine with a coal shovel, the train's fireman stepped on a lever in front of the firebox. Tiny burning cinders could hit him in the eyes if he did not protect them.|