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post ww2 mining helmets

Article about: just thought id share another area of headgear i collect aside from combat helmets ,these are post war british mining helmets from the 1950's/60's , the resin moulded helmets are made by tex

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    James, I would argue that such helmets DO have a place on this forum! if it were not for the splendid effort of the miners during WW2 - especially the 'Bevan Boys,' the British industry would have struggled to keep up with the demands placed on it to make the weapons needed to defend our shores and to fight back against the enemy.
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    thank you steve thats a good pointi was hoping the pulpware helmet was a bevin boys example but it was pointed out the liner has imperial and metric ink stampings thanks james

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    Kris if you find the helmet please share it here with us ,id be interested in viewing it
    Hey James,
    just cleaning up my pc, and tranfearing what I need to a external hard disc, so I found the pics!
    Enjoy;
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    nice helmet Kris and thanks for showing us

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    Story goes they were used by executives when they had to go down the mines....
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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    kris can i ask on its construction ,it looks leather ,im guessing over cork ?

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    Yes James, it is a cork construction covered with a oily cloth....
    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
    cheers
    |<ris

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    thanks again kris for taking the time to post here ,much appreciated mate

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    Pleasure was mine! ;-)
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    Always looking for Belgian Congo stuff!
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