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Commonwealth MkII Helmet & Liner Manufacturers

Article about: Here is a List of Helmet & Liner Manufacturers as a reference for quick identification of markings on Commonwealth WW2 - MkII Helmets and Liners. It has been compiled from various posts

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    Here is a List of Helmet & Liner Manufacturers as a reference for quick identification of markings on Commonwealth WW2 - MkII Helmets and Liners.
    It has been compiled from various posts on the topic as well as my own examples.
    I hope this will be useful to those who might need it.
    Please feel free to ADD or CORRECT information to this list as required.


    Makers Mark --- Manufacturer --- Town & Country --- Period of Production---

    HELMETS

    HBH --- Harrison Bros & Howson Ltd -- Sheffield,England - 1938 1940

    JSS --- John Sankey & Sons Ltd -- Bilston,England - 1938 1941

    WD --- William Dobson & Son -- Birmingham,England - 1938 1940

    BMB --- Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd -- Dagenham,England - 1939 1945

    Ro & Co --- Rubery Owen & Co -- Darleston,England - 1939 1943

    Cs --- Clydesdale Stamping Co Ltd -- Dudley,England - 1939 1940

    F & L --- Fisher & Ludlow Ltd -- Birmingham,England - 1939 1942

    EC& Co --- E Camelinat& Co -- Birmingham,England - 1939 1944

    SC --- Steel Ceilings -- Hayes,England - 1939 1940

    EB --- Eveson Brothers -- Worcester,England - 1939 1943

    AMC --- Austin Motor Co -- Cowley,England - 1941

    CL/C --- Canadian MotorLamp Company -- Windsor,Ontario,Canada - 1940 1943

    AG/C --- Aluminium Goods Ltd -- Toronto, Ontario.Canada - 1942

    GSW --- General Steel Wares -- Toronto,OntarioCanada - 1940 1942

    CS --- Commonwealth Steel Co Ltd -- Newcastle,Australia - 1940 -- ?

    ? --- John Heine & Son Ltd -- Sydney,Australia - ?

    nPz --- New Zealand Pressings -- Auckland,New Zealand - 1941 -- ?

    Hardleys --- Hardleys Suitcases Ltd ? -- New Zealand - Civilian

    No Mark (3 holes in rear brim) --- Transvaal Steel Pressing Syndicate Ltd -- South Africa - 1940 1945



    LINERS

    BH&G --- Barrow Hepburn & Gale -- London,England - 1938 1939

    BMB --- Briggs Motor Bodies -- Dagenham,England - 1939 -- 1945

    CCL --- Charles Collett Ltd -- London,England - 1940 1945

    JCS & W --- J Compton Sons & Webb Ltd -- London,England - 1938 1943

    SNL --- S E Norris Ltd -- Llford,England - 1940

    TTC --- Teddy Toy Company Ltd -- Dagenham,England - 1939 1941

    Vero --- E W Vero & Co -- London, England - 1938 1944

    Helmets Ltd --- Helmets Weathampstead,England -- 1937 1943

    FFL --- Fisher Foils Ltd -- ? - 1942 1945

    F & L --- Fisher & Ludlow -- ? - 1939

    G & S --- Gimson & Slater -- ? - 1943

    LWL --- Lane & Whittaker Ltd -- ?- 1940

    N Ltd --- S E Norris Ltd -- Llford,England - 1940

    A G & Co --- A Garstin & Co Ltd -- ? - ?

    S --- Scully Manufacturing Co -- ? - ?

    H & S --- Unknown--

    FA --- Unknown -- 1941

    W Ltd --- Unknown -- 1941

    LPC --- Unknown -- 1941

    ASC --- Unknown -- 1941

    J & AJB --- Unknown -- 1941

    CG & Co --- Unknown-- 1941

    W & LC --- Unknown--

    M & C --- Unknown -- 1939

    E & R --- Unknown -- 1941

    PTB --- Unknown--

    C G & S --- Unknown -- 1941

    W & L C --- Unknown -- 1941

    EA --- Unknown -- 1941

    Dunlop --- Dunlop Rubber Co Ltd -- Sydney,Australia (Aust & NZ) - 1940-- 1945

    AIFAXX --- ? -- Australia - 1942

    LP Ltd --- ? -- Australia - 1942

    Jager-Rand --- Jager-Rand -- South Africa - 19401942

    VMC --- Viceroy Manufacturing Co -- Canada - 1940 -- 1945
    Last edited by aussie mick; 04-04-2014 at 09:32 PM.

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    Hi Mick thanks for posting this manufacturers list it will be very helpful but I do have a few corrections on Canadian Mk II manufacturers.

    ( 1 ) C.L./C.- Canadian Motorlamp Company, Windsor Ont, Canada 1940-1943
    Commonwealth MkII Helmet & Liner Manufacturers
    ( 2 ) G.S.W.- General Steel Wares,Toronto Ont, Canada 1940-1942
    Commonwealth MkII Helmet & Liner Manufacturers
    ( 3 ) AG/C - Aluminum Goods Ltd, Toronto Ont, Canada 1942 exclusively
    Commonwealth MkII Helmet & Liner Manufacturers
    Regards Mark
    Last edited by Mark K; 04-05-2014 at 01:06 PM. Reason: Add images
    Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.

    Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!

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    Thanks Mark,
    I knew there would be some discrepencies,only too happy to be corrected for the sake of the facts.
    Cheers Mick

    (Fixed)

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    Good to have this useful info pinned at the top of this section, well done Mick & Mark.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Well done Mick, & for getting it stuck, for future reference.
    Here's a few amendments.
    EC&Co made helmets up to 1944.
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    Here's some liners.
    VERO, seen them dated 1944.
    HELMETS Ltd, 1937-43.
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    Post war Mk2 liners.
    D.P.E.C 1949 -?
    CCL ?- 1952-53-?
    FFL 1949-1954-?
    R.E.M (Remploy Ltd) 1949-55-?
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    Last edited by tinlid; 10-02-2014 at 03:12 PM.

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    Rem 1955
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    Ccl 1953
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    Perhaps we could also add images of the various makers marks on the shells as well.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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