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Posted 2 years ago

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petey
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British WW11 Fire Guard, Senior Officer helmet, with rare original carrying harness. The harness has been on this helmet since WW11.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    petey, are you digging these out of the old air-raid shelters, You've got several nice bonnets that appear to be just as they were taking off just the other day.
  2. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking kerry10456, over the years I have searched for the most original untouched helmets, I know, I must be a bit sad, I really should get out more!
  3. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    Oh no, not sad. But shows a sign of true collective disorder. LOL. sorry about the wise-crack. Again you have a very impressive collection.
  4. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Thanks kerry10456, yes I most definately have got a true collective disorder, docter says if I keep taking the pills it will get better.
  5. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    I'm still here & following the show.
  6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Try Kegel exercises to get your mind off them. Works for me.
  7. miKKoChristmas11 miKKoChristmas11, 2 years ago
    Wonderful helmet! Any comments on why the black paint was applied so 'casually'? Rush job, or owner-executed upon a promotion or 'recycle' job? Thanks!
  8. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Thanks blunderbuss2, and miKKoChristmas11. In answer to your question, this helmet has been painted in a different way than any other helmet I have seen. Appears the helmet was black in colour, the owner had then made some sort of template for the stripes and letters and stuck them to the black helmet, he has then overpainted in white, and whilst the paint still damp has removed the templates, leave the black stripes and letters showing from below the white paint level. Over time these edges which were neat have become a little ragged and so looks like it was badly/quickly applied.

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