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    Posted 12 years ago

    jennytide
    (1 item)

    I work at a recycling scrap metal yard in Birmingham, Alabama. I came across this item yesterday and just couldn't let it go to the junk pile. I have no idea what type of helmet it is. It is a metal elmet with the liner still attached. It looks to be very old. It has alot of rust but no damage otherwise. It could possibly be a military helmet, but im not sure. If anyone can give any type of thought on this piece it would be great.

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    1. Dr_Rambow Dr_Rambow, 12 years ago
      Looks like a civil defense or maybe construction helmet. The dome is a little to spherical to match up with military helmets, as far as I know. We'll have to let Petey give the final say.

      Nice save though!
    2. jennytide jennytide, 12 years ago
      Ok thanks for the information dr.rambow
    3. Driewer Driewer, 12 years ago
      This is most definately a WWII (US) Civil defense helmet, I have one in my collection. I can tell by the rivits in the helmet, and the liner, They are not worth much, But they are a cool item, Don't let it go to the scrapper.
    4. jennytide jennytide, 12 years ago
      Thank you so much fot telling me about the helmet driewer. I definitely not let it go to the scrapper!! Im super excited that i found such an awesome piece of history. I come across all kinds of things at the scrap yard. Hopefully i will find more things. If i do i will post them for sure.

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