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Canadian made "Tommy" helmet

Article about: Hi Guys, here we have the classic "Tommy" helmet as worn by all British and Commonwealth troops in WW2. The maker markings are for A.G./.C.or Aluminum Goods Company Dated 1942. Eve

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    Hi Guys, here we have the classic "Tommy" helmet as worn by all British and Commonwealth troops in WW2.



    The maker markings are for A.G./.C.or Aluminum Goods Company

    Dated 1942.

    Even though these are marked as MkI, they are actually MkII helmets.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    Whats the story on the "bump" on the top, I've seen some with and some without.

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    Hi Neil, the "bump" is the screw with secures the liner in place.

    All British helmets have it, just some are more more noticable than others.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Ah-ha...never would have thought of that! Thanks. neil

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    hello ade - like some others I'm more familiar w/german material - thanks for the lessons!

    I've a "Mark I", 1940-dated and "G.S.W." with a "C" (? - it's partly under the helmet rim.) and it's got the "broad arrow- C" stamped in white on the liner. it's in gray 'sted of greenish I've seen on others. seems a $75 USD item, yes? cheers, david

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    Hi David, "GSW" is General Steel Wares.

    Price sounds about right I think?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    thank'ee!








    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post
    Hi David, "GSW" is General Steel Wares.

    Price sounds about right I think?

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by Adrian Stevenson View Post

    The maker markings are for A.G./.C.or General Steel Wares and Aluminum Goods
    Sorry, I don`t mean to be disagreeable with my first post But that`s two different companies.
    That helmet is made by the "Aluminum Goods Company".
    "General Steelwares" (GSW) is an entirely different company. Cheers! ~MERK

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    Hi, and welcome to the forum! Thanks for the correction! I have now amended my original post.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Thanks for welcome! Those A.G./C made helmets are the least common of the Canuck lids, and don`t turn up all that often even here in Canada.
    Cheers! ~MERK

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