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WWII ANTI DIMMING COMPOND Mk 5, 1935
Notes on the can says:
Instructions for use. Clean eyepiece with cloth provided apply a little of the compound evenly with the finger. If it is too stiff to spread easily , breath on the eyepiece to moisten it. Spread lightly over the eyepiece with the cloth. Do NOT Polish. Breath on the eyepiece until it becomes clear.
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- I was issued with this, being an A.R.P.later Civil Defence`Messenger`
We were also issued with an `eye shield` in a brown type of `glasses case` They were made of an earlier type of clear plastic, folded flat,
we took them out, and fastened them with a stud type of fastening, to make a type of wrap around glasses.
The AO484 was used on our two eye piece type of gas mask,used by
Wardens and Messengers.The`Heavy Rescue` A.R.P.used service gas masks.
Like the fire service and police.
.......... Alfred Smith, Chatham, Kent., 3rd of January 2012
- One end of the tin (usually marked with a red rim) contained the compound, the other end, the cloth to spread it.
.......... David Wallis, Burnham on Crouch UK, 2nd of October 2010