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identity of helmet please

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    mmm...ok maybe use chalk this might highlight the marking's if any, this will not damage the paint finish.

    Gaz

  2. #12

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    Thank you both,Gaz, Ade for your welcoming words, and Ade I am too curious but will be careful.If nothing obvious straight away with a good clean or Gaz's chalk trick on a little area I'll leave it alone.
    Speak again
    Patrick

  3. #13

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    Quote by gaz232sqn View Post
    Hi,

    Sometimes you find with these lids, there is a lot of paint on them, if you scratch about a bit on the inside of the rear of the lid, just below the rim, you should see a makers mark e.g. ROC and a date
    maybe 1952, good luck mate..let us know how you get on!

    Cheers

    gaz
    Hello Gaz,just cleaned a lot of dust and if you know where to look it is easier to find.PO&CO OW 4_1953
    The helmet dictionary does not mention those intials,do you know what they stand for ?
    Thanks
    Patrick

  4. #14

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    Quote by 7eme BCA View Post
    Hello Gaz,just cleaned a lot of dust and if you know where to look it is easier to find.PO&CO OW 4_1953
    The helmet dictionary does not mention those intials,do you know what they stand for ?
    Thanks
    Patrick
    Hi

    No sorry mate, i've had a look around various websites, and nothing has come up trumps....but one of the other members might know...i'm glad you found a date though, i am always relieved when i can safely date a lid..so i can imagine you must have been too...i have checked all mine and they are all ROC , must have been a common manafacturer ....
    Cheers
    Gaz.

  5. #15

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    Hi Patrick, I would suggest you might have mis-read the first initial? I think you will find it is not a "P" but is actually an "R".

    The maker will be Rubery Owen & Co Ltd.. These are a known maker of these helmets.

    Cheers, Ade.

  6. #16

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    Hello Ade, just been to the garage for my Black & Decker sander and 2 minutes hard work on the paint proves you right,it is an R.
    (just joking about the sander,a good rub to de-dust and a damp cloth over the writing did it).
    Thank you
    Patrick

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    Quote by 7eme BCA View Post
    Hello Ade, just been to the garage for my Black & Decker sander and 2 minutes hard work on the paint proves you right,it is an R.
    (just joking about the sander,a good rub to de-dust and a damp cloth over the writing did it).
    Thank you
    Patrick
    Hi Mate,

    Black and Decker sander.......are you mad....

    I would use an Industrial angle angle grinder, or if that did'nt work ..maybe Nuke the sucker , that would find any marking's...
    no actually no scrub that ...stick with the chalk ..work's every time!!!

    Cheers Mate

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    Quote by gaz232sqn View Post
    Hi Mate,

    Black and Decker sander.......are you mad....

    I would use an Industrial angle angle grinder, or if that did'nt work ..maybe Nuke the sucker , that would find any marking's...
    no actually no scrub that ...stick with the chalk ..work's every time!!!

    Cheers Mate
    Will add this receipe to my book.Keep sharp,more questions coming up.

    Patrick

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    Quote by 7eme BCA View Post
    Will add this receipe to my book.Keep sharp,more questions coming up.

    Patrick
    No problem mate, if I can I will

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