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Gents...my latest purchase, it has taken me two years to find one ! a Model 1956 Bundeswehr steel helmet and liner, U.S. M1 style....marked on inside of shell "F.W.Q. 56 34" which I believe is for the maker " F.W.Quist " made in 1956, lot number 34. The shell is in great shape with no damage or dings, as is often the case with these helmets as they were manufactured from low grade steel and were easily dented ! the liner is virtually the same as a U.S. M1 except the nape strape is not removable...it to is maker marked " HRS-Gr Umst. 56", I think this for the company of Hans Romer, if anyone can shed light on this marking, please tell...the liner was also made in 1956.

All in all I am very pleased with it, it has filled a gap in my collection....now to find an Affenjacke !

Prost ! Steve.

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Steve,

I have never seen a marking like this on BW helmets so I have asked some helmet collector friends for their help. So far this remains an unknown mark. It is not one normally associated with a Romer liner. One recent question was "does the liner have a vent on the left side like the one in this picture". So I am passing the question on to you.

Regards,

Gordon

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Gordon, no vent hole on the left side...my other liner is marked, but sadly unreadable, this too has no vent... as far as I am aware they (M56) do not have a vent hole as you show in your photograph.....see attached photographs of my two liners, left...one with shell...right.....liner with out shell.

Prost ! Steve.

http://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_07_2012/post-7645-0-41236200-1342788493.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_07_2012/post-7645-0-47580200-1342788514.jpg

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Steve,

The answer to the markings on your liner. It is from a helmet collector in Austria that I know.

Regards,

Gordon

The maker of the Bundeswehr liner “HRS-Gr.Umst.” is the Firm of Hermann Römmler Spremberg –Groß Umstadt.

This firm was quite famous for inventing a way to produce “artificial” wood panels for making furniture in the

Thierties. The stuff they made and still made is known as “Resopal”.

A not so often seen maker. I only have one of this maker.

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Gordon, thanks for your reply, and for making enquiries with regards to this marking...... a great piece of information, I have never heard of this firm, and had, quite wrongly, assumed it was another location of the Hans Romer firm !

Thanks again..Prost ! Steve.

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