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    Hi Guys,

    Is there anybody out there who is able to translate these characters? They are on a helmet that was consigned to the shop I consult in. Unfortunately, this is the only image I have available at the moment.

    Kindly forgive my ignorance concerning the proper rotation of the image.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Regards,
    Richie
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    Upside down. Can you rotate. I can ask my wife tonight if someone does not chime in.....

    but my chinese co-worker looked at it, turning her head sideways (LoL)

    So reading (from your picture) right to left

    first symbol is "1"
    Second she does not know (most likely a name)
    third symbol is "soldier"
    forth symbol is "up"

    these are not exact translations. Sure others can do better.

    Michael
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    Many thanks Michael. For the heck of it I'll post these so nobody will pull any neck muscles helping me out...
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    My co-worker left for the day......so if no one answers and my wife is in a good mood tonight I will get a second opinion from her.

    M
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    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Doesn't make sense to me, so let's parse the individual characters [not a recommended translation practice]. I'm assuming a pre-war reading from right to left.

    above
    government official/attend/serve/doing
    landing a boat
    numeral 1


    I'm wondering if is an abbreviation for 上海 Shanhai?

    --Guy

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    Since I'm all for proving myself an idiot... What I see in the photos looks like the fabric liner of a civilian helmet. Maybe a name and occupation?

    上 Noboru 仕 Tsukaeru (does that make sense?)

    A civilian dockworker charged with mooring boats, number 1 position. Fanciful, I know.

    Rod

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    Quote by Rod View Post
    Since I'm all for proving myself an idiot... What I see in the photos looks like the fabric liner of a civilian helmet. Maybe a name and occupation?

    上 Noboru 仕 Tsukaeru (does that make sense?)

    A civilian dockworker charged with mooring boats, number 1 position. Fanciful, I know.

    Rod
    Ok Rod, I'll go one further in proving the idiot test....lol

    If a civil lid, maybe it wasn't issued to a particular person and the kanji is referring to a unit or crew in charge of working on the docks.

    Pure speculation...

    michael
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    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Guys,

    Thank you very much for your answers. I get the jist.

    It is indeed a civil type of helmet by the way.

    Our consignor will be greatly appreciative also.

    Cheers,
    Richie
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