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    Was looking at two Japanese lids. Was curious what the kanji said on each. The paint on the second one is hard to read.
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    Helmet #1

    松本市 小池町
    Matsumoto-shi Koike-chō
    Matsumoto City Koike Town
    北岡家
    Kitaoka-kei
    Kitaoka Family

    I'm not knowledgeable in this department, but it seems reasonable to think this is probably a civil defense helmet since it gives a city/town/family name (in red).
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    副長曹[?]
    Fuku Chōsō
    Deputy Sergeant-Major [or Chief Petty Officer?]
    I'm guessing at this because the last kanji [?] is rubbed and not clear ... and the kanji order is not correct ... it should be 曹長 "Sōchō".

    佐藤上曹
    Satō Jōsō
    I'm not 100% certain the name is Satō because the first kanji is rubbed and unclear.

    The "Jōsō" might be shorthand for the naval rank 等兵 Jōtōheisō / Chief Petty Officer.



    Thoughts???

    --Guy

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    Thanks for the help. The second one lid was the one stumping me. I thinking it was some type of local police lid or such.

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