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    Posted 5 years ago

    LT7122
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    Hey all. Was wondering if anyone could help me date this. Don't need or want a value, it is in my forever-collection. It is a Carins leather helmet I picked up. No date code on the medallion. No chin strap (never had one). No visor or eye protection.

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    1. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 5 years ago
      AROUND 1960 OR SO
    2. LT7122, 5 years ago
      Dave, thank you, but it is from New York (not New Jersey). Also it has no date code. What about it makes you think that?
    3. Dizzydave Dizzydave, 5 years ago
      ?? I never stated were its from? I found one exactly the same with a circa date of 1960.
    4. LT7122, 5 years ago
      Cairns and brother moved to NJ in the 50s
    5. LT7122, 5 years ago
      Just a quick update. Here is what I got from MSA/Cairns.

      The helmet is a genuine leather G5A presentation helmet. We still make these today, but now we only offer the carved eagle front holder- not the silk-screen front holder.

      Your helmet was made prior to approx April 1947- when the plant moved from New York to New Jersey (the disk inside your helmet still shows NY).

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