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Late WW1 Experimental Visor

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Posted 2 years ago

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petey
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Another chainmail visor, late WW1 on a British helmet, this one spring loaded, so it could be easily brought down over the face in a hurry.

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  1. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 2 years ago
    Woah, tiny images. These helmets with the visor are really neat, I'd love to see the full size images.
  2. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Dr Rambow, new pictures posted as requested (don't know what went wrong with the others ! )
  3. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 2 years ago
    Great new pictures! Thank you. What happened to the paint in the first picture, graffiti?
  4. petey petey, 2 years ago
    The paint is worn where the visor flips up against the helmet
  5. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 2 years ago
    Oh, that's kinda neat then. I thought it looked like someone went at it with sandpaper. Really isn't that far from the truth given that chainmail is probably abrasive.
  6. petey petey, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking Dr_Rambow, scottvez, tlmbaran, Chrisnp, Ethologist and JueBoo. A bit late in the thanks, one I must have missed. Better late than never!
  7. petey petey, 1 year ago
    Thanks for looking BELLIN68.
  8. lovedecanters lovedecanters, 1 year ago
    In WWI they used to wear chain mail visors in the tanks. The armour was basically sheets of wrought iron. When it was hit by bullets flakes of metal would spall off on the inside and fly around inside the tank. Not big enough to kill you but big enough to blind you. This must be one of those helmets. The attrition rate in tanks was incredibly high so this must be pretty rare.
  9. Trenchartman Trenchartman, 12 months ago
    Very cool helmet. You have quite the collection of helmets.

    Trenchartman
  10. petey petey, 12 months ago
    Thanks for the love lovedecanters.
  11. petey petey, 12 months ago
    Thanks for the love Trenchartman, yes the collection seems have got quiet big, without me realising, but I have been collecting for a lot of years. I will just keep posting them on here, it will be interesting to see just how many there are!
  12. petey petey, 10 months ago
    Thanks for the love SEAN68
  13. petey petey, 10 months ago
    Thanks for the love kerry10456
  14. petey petey, 10 months ago
    Thanks for the love Poop
  15. petey petey, 10 months ago
    Thanks for the love vetraio50
  16. petey petey, 8 months ago
    Thanks for the love sarahoff !
  17. Vintagefran Vintagefran, 8 months ago
    Fascinating.
    I didnt know they made such things.
  18. petey petey, 7 months ago
    Thanks for the loves Vintagefran, AntigueToys and Manikin!
  19. petey petey, 6 months ago
    Thanks pops52 for the love !
  20. petey petey, 5 months ago
    Thank you for the loves Jono, Roycroftbooksfromme1, and undreal !!

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