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This doesn't deserve to be on the posts that are seriously considering changes in headgear - however, it was a patented design that nearly went into production. I have put the write-up on as well.

There must be many weird and wonderful variations on helmets and caps - ones thought-up, but never proceeded with. Should you know of any - do add them here, and give us a laugh........

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You attend a Community Policing meeting, place your forage cap on the chair beside you (with no thought given) and sure as anything soemone will sit on it.

This would have prevented that, well...at least it wouldn't have happen twice. ;)

Regards

Brian

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Here is an experimental Wolseley probably dating around 1933+. It has a visor attached to the helmet which covers a series of ventilation holes. I guess that it is not as daft as Mervyn's cap but needless to say it was never adopted.

Stuart

Photo courtesy of York Castle Museum

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Here are the interior ventilation holes showing the mesh fitted probably to keep out insects. One can see a line of glue around the brim which we speculate may have had a veil attached also to protect the wearer from insects. Some of the work seems quite "professional" but some really amateurish - a real prototype.

Stuart

Photo courtesy of York Castle Museum

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