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Anti-Glare Coated Glass  
  Special coated glass for space craft.  

Earliest use of this idea I know about.

The little craft had six windows of a thick glass-like substance which was colored a deep transparent brown to nullify the blinding glare of the sun. The windows pointed in six different directions, and it was from these that Jan noticed the daylight ebbing, to be replaced by the utter blackness of night, except where the blazing ball of the sun shone through the brown glass windows.
Technovelgy from The Death's Head Meteor, by Neil R. Jones.
Published by Air Wonder Stories in 1930
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Anti-glare coatings, which are commonplace today on computer screens as well as optics for cameras, glasses and binoculars, were originally created for the Gemini and Apollo programs:

Glare from CRT screens has been blamed for blurred vision, eyestrain, headaches, etc. Optical Coating Laboratory, Inc. (OCLI) manufactures a coating to reduce glare which was used to coat the windows on the Gemini and Apollo spacecraft. In addition, OCLI offers anti-glare filters (Glare Guard) utilizing the same thin film coating technology. The coating minimizes brightness, provides enhanced contrast and improves readability. The filters are OCLI's first consumer product.

(Via Anti-Glare Filters (NASA Technical Reports Server))

Compare to darkened glass face plate from Revolt on the Tenth World (1940) by Edmond Hamilton.

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