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Superb condition WWI American (I think) steel helmet

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Posted 2 years ago

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petey
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Superb condition WWI American steel helmet. Don't know when they started manufacturing helmets in the USA, but I think in the later WWI years. It is in real good condition for its age.

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  1. kerry10456 kerry10456, 2 years ago
    neat find petey, thanks for sharing.
  2. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Is there an easy way we can tell the diff. between Amer. & Brit. helmets by looking at pictures we see?
  3. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Thanks for looking kerry10456, BELLIN68 and blunderbuss2. In answer to your question blunderbuss2, I am no expert, but what little I know is that:
    Brodie patent stamps under the liner are red in British helmets and tend to be black in American.
    Chin strap rivets in the rim tend to be flatter in the British helmets.
    Top lining fixing rivet is sometimes more 'star' shaped in American helmets.
    Heat stamped markings in the rim normally begin with 'Z' for American helmets.
    You really need a close up photo to be able to ID a helmet.
  4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 2 years ago
    Sounds a bit hard to determine from pics.
  5. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the love Vestibule1965.
  6. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the loves Manikin, officialfuel, and walksoftly
  7. petey petey, 2 years ago
    Thanks for the loves PhilDavidAlexanderMorris, mrmajestic1 and miKKoChristmas11.

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