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English MK1 helmet

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    i can't wait to see an answer for this question as i was searching for it too and can't find nothing right now .

    Frenchy

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    Hi Paul, If you look real close it might be marked BMB for Brigg's Motor Bodies. Not Canadian but British.

    It could very well be a MkII and not a MkI (which WW1 vintage). The Mk1* was the Mk1 modified (new liner, strap posts, top screw and strap) and updated in 1938/39.

    Cheers,
    Emile

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    wachtmeester
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    While still on the topic, is there an explanation somewhere about the letters stamped in the helmet? I have a big "S" in one of them ( I have two of those) That 2nd one that I have has the date not completed. It says 194* ( the star means it is blank) Is it possible that certain units had their helmets stamped? Just trying to get as much info as I can and see how far I can trace it.
    Thanks!

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    Paul Kennedy
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    Thank you Emile.
    You are correct. The helmet is marked BMB 1939. The liner has MB alone:

    7 1/4
    MB
    1940

    Thank you,
    Paul

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    If it said BMB, I'd say Briggs Motor Bodies Ltd., Dagenham.

    But it isn't Canadian. The three Canadian manufacturers were:

    Aluminum Goods Co. AG/C
    Canadian Lamp Co. CL/C
    General Steelwares GSW

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