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Does the term "Brodie" only apply truely to ww1 Helmets?

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    Default Does the term "Brodie" only apply truely to ww1 Helmets?

    I've seen a couple of sellers on ebay stating that mk2 shells are not to be misled as being called Brodies,so when did this stop/change,or is it just a term used within the collectors community,weird this game can sometimes be.............
    With Regards Jake.

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    I tend to think of WWI Tommy helmets as Brodies, to include War office pattern and MKI's though real pedants would probably only call the War office pattern a Brodie. I have got used to all Tommy helmets, including WWII MKII's being called Brodies and try not to let it bother me.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    Thats what i thought jerry,the continual shape stayed the same but personally i think its just being picky.they state it like its a totally differant type/shape Helmet.............
    With Regards Jake.

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    Jake,

    Which is why if you notice I tend to use the term Tommy Helmet as I think that covers them from both wars prior to the introduction of the Turtle. Of course I also use the MK (I, II, III etc...) system, which then allows no ambiguity as to meaning or date/type.
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    By a strange coincidence this example came up for sale today on the bay as a buy it now for £20.


    A Civilian Grade Brodie Helmet dated 1942.


    It was very cheap even with the iffy top bolt and perhaps a post war messed with respray, but if bad the price was less than the liner and strap would be worth and if good a bargain, but either way worth the £20 asked.
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    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

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    nice spot Anon!

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