George picked up her trusty pair of these “submarine specs” at her local Boots pharmacy.
Father O’Flanagan (1876-1942) was ordained a Catholic priest in 1900 and prolific patent holder. A following article about Father O’Flanagan’s goggles appeared in the Irish Press on May 27th 1932:
For a detailed explanation of Father O’Flanagan’s invention, read more here. International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame Honor Swimmer Abilio Alvaro Da Costa Couto of Brazil is shown below with his goggles: