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Farkas   

Hi Gents

I seem to recall this 1941 helmet has a '39 liner.  Helmet maker marked for 1941 but I can't see any markings on the liner - so perhaps to those who know there is a visual difference but I'm not one of them!

There is also a peculiar clearly ink stamped, arrow marking stamped in the crown inside - its pointing to the crown liner bolthole....

I cant see it being required for the purpose of finding the hole - you can't miss it - but maybe they didn't take the chance!

 Can anyone know of a further purpose for it?

It is in great nick with original paint and just a bit of wear.

It's nothing Too special I suppose but I think it's worth sharing with you.,..

hope you like it

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tony

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QSAMIKE   

Hi Farkas.......

You have to be careful with these early helmets as some of them have found that the padding on the top it is made out of Asbestos......  Otherwise it is a very good helmet....

Mike

 

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Farkas   

Hi Mike,

glad you like it and....

thanks for the heads up.

(((Just between you and me....!... i got my nutsack burnt by asbestos in the mid 80's....)))

So I will take care as of now....,

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i don't suppose you could tell me the proper name for this ?

there is another thread about a Canadian mark II helmet- would this be one also?

i only know (think I know!) that Mark I is ww1 and mark 4 (Brit) was N. Ireland issue?

 

16 minutes ago, QSAMIKE said:

Hi Farkas.......

You have to be careful with these early helmets as some of them have found that the padding on the top it is made out of Asbestos......  Otherwise it is a very good helmet....

Mike

 

Cheers

tony

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Farkas   
32 minutes ago, QSAMIKE said:

Hi Tony......

I am not a helmet expert as they did not have them during the Boer War but I suggest you look at this......

http://thebrodiehelmet.weebly.com/military---canada.html

Mike

 

Thanks Mike, after quick read,even with my beer goggles on- that link is spot on. 

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You mention the Boer war- is that specifically your interest?

 I love postcards/pics of all sorts.

 I know somewhere I've got cards of scenes/uniforms that predate Ww1. I think I've even got some postage stamps of the like. Certainly vintage British Napoleonic themed illustrations of uniforms and antique late 19c German cards of all sorts....

if I dig them out would you or others be interested?

 if so, I would enjoy sharing them and would like to give you notice when they are up?

either way - I appreciate you replying to this.

cheers

tony....

 

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QSAMIKE   

Hi Tony......

I specifically collect and do research on British Medals for the Boer War and Natal Rebellion along with their badges, uniforms and regimental histories......  Have been collecting in that field for nearly 50 years now...... Specializing in Canadian Units and the Canadian Scouts.......

Mike

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Farkas   

As a 47 year old that blows my mind!    I've got a few Canadian cap/collar badges, I think though only from 1900 on, I will dig out and maybe if of possible interest will post.

thanks again

tony

 

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Jerry B   
On 26/07/2017 at 01:17, QSAMIKE said:

Hi Farkas.......

You have to be careful with these early helmets as some of them have found that the padding on the top it is made out of Asbestos......  Otherwise it is a very good helmet....

Mike

 

Mike

 

it is only some models of Great War Brodie helmet liners that potentially have asbestos in the crown pad.  all WWII helmets are safe from this issue, though there are concerns about gas mask filters possibly having the same concerns.

Certainly, the helmet shown here is completely safe, apart from dropping it on your toes.

 

 

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