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Posted 5 years ago


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Here i got an old Antique Firemans Helmet but dont know much about it.This has a leather number and rest of the Helmet is made of Aluminum.Would any one out there might know anything about this Helmet?Maybe like the age and value of it, thanks, Wm.

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  1. FDChief, 3 years ago
    This is a Cairns & Bros. Flint-flex helmet. It is a synthetic fiberglass-like material they used in the 1940s-1950s. It is NOT made of aluminium, though it has a few metal components.

    The front shield is not full size and was either cut/broken or was taken from another helmet. It is not the style/size intended for this helmet, whch takes a standard 6" front shield.

    Value is not so high: $50-85 at most despite OK condition. It is not a rare or particularly desirable helmet for collectors, nor does it appear to have any real historical significance.

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