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British 1939 helmet with camo net

Article about: Just thought Id show my British helmet which my father got me from London in the seventies. Are there anymore markings I should look for except for the ones in the pic. Is this a standard li

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    I believe that these liners are British the head pad in the middle has a vinyl type covering but the padding is red orange stuff that goes to powder with age.

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    the liner in mine says 7 vero 1940

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    I believe that these liners are British the head pad in the middle has a vinyl type covering but the padding is red orange stuff that goes to powder with age.
    Correct its orange in colour!

    Rgds Jan

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    powdery if you touch it? i believe its authentic british early war
    we nead to reserch the makers maks on yours and mine

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    powdery if you touch it? i believe its authentic british early war
    we nead to reserch the makers maks on yours and mine
    Yes, very dry indeed... I wonder if theres anything to be done to preserve the material?

    Rgds Jan

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    heres some pics of mine
    it is in wonderfull condition but the liner so called vinyl has shrunk and made the liner brittle other than that it is in wonderfull condition
    cheers ian
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    Liner is typical early Mk.II pattern...looks nice!

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    Jan, not as far as i know i think its beyond looking after it will just deteriate before our eyes
    maybe some of the other guys wil have some advice on this?

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    Exactly the same except mine has been painted black over the olive green colour (on the inside inside too). Letīs see were this leads .

    Rgds Jan

    P.s. Continue tomorrow, now ice hockey in Vancouver Finland-Whiterussia

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    Its vinyl, has a very distinct smell to it too! What does the OSS 1 stamp mean? And the E?

    Rgds Jan
    Hi mate, the only manafacturers i am aware of are the following...

    AMC ....... Austin Motor Co Cowley.
    BH&G...... Barrow Hepburn & Gale ltd (liner manufacturer)
    BMB.........Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd Daggenham (liner and helmet manufacturer)
    C.............Clydesdale Stamping Co Ltd
    CCL.........Christy & Co (liner manufacturer)
    EC&Co Ltd E Carmeliant & Co Ltd Birmingham
    F&L...........Fisher & Ludlow Ltd Birmingham
    HBH..........Harrison Bros & Howson
    JCS & W ltd J ComptonSons & Webb (British liner manufacturer)
    JSS...........John Sankey & Sons Bilston
    N ltd..........SE Norris Ltd ( British liner manufacturer)
    RO & Co....Rubery Owen & Co Ltd Darlaston
    SNL...........SE Norris Ltd ( British liner manufacturer)
    TTC...........Teddy Toy Company ( British liner manufacturer)
    WD............William Dobson & Son Birmingham .


    Maybe of some help,maybe not

    Gaz

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