Good on ya Mick.
Good on ya Mick.
[/COLOR][CENTER][COLOR=#ff0000][SIZE=3]URGENTLY LOOKING FOR: 1982 era Argentine military issue goggles. Fravida 109, and "Sanbuee" French lens type
[/SIZE]Have a look at my 20+ (so far, work in progress) albums for lots of M1's, rare liners and other stuff, including WW2British helmets, Falklands battlefield pickup helmets and let me know what you think!
As Mick stated this is a child's toy helmet. I have seen two versions, one army as per the picture and one painted as a wardens helmet. They appear relatively frequently on EBay. They never appear to have any liners and the chin straps are usually ribbon or string. I have seen some with a red transfer label on the rim but I can't remember what the company name is. I have seen reference to them being a 'real' helmet (I.e to give protection), however, given the lack of liner I think they are meant as a dressing up toy and nothing else
Just a comment on the severely wrinkled edge. In diemaking, the term is 'deep drawing' to produce a helmet shape from a blank piece of metal. Pressure needs to be exerted on the rim as the form die does it's stretching of the dome and this plate ( which is part of the tool ) is - no surprise- called a pressure plate! For this wrinkling to have occurred, the pressure plate was not functioning correctly ( either by fault or design ). For a normal size helmet strike, this would be classed as a mis-hit, a reject and should have been scrapped unless it was an intended feature for a low cost toy helmet ( but with the sharp edges I have my doubts ) so even if a toy I think it was a reject!