Bourke Flip-Down Eye Shields With Hardware
This is the OSHA approved traditional Bourkes Flip-Down Eyeshields, eye protection. Fits all traditional style firefighting helmets.
This Kit includes attachment hardware and installation directions. Available Flip-Down Lens Types:
- Clear Lens
- Hi-Temp APEC, PPC Lens (Heat Resistant Construction up to 500 Degrees)
History of the "Bourke" Eyeshield. Firefighter Lester T. Bourke was an eight-year veteran of FDNY assigned to Engine Company 231 in Brooklyn. Bourke came up with the idea for eye protection and set to work designing and fabricating his invention. After 13 working models, he came up with his nearly finished product. After contacting the manufacturer of the leather FDNY helmet, the eyeshields were improved slightly and put into production. The BOURKE Flip-Down Eye Shields were an immediate hit and are still in use today by FDNY firefighters.
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* Pictured are the Smoke Bourkes