Hello again all,
Sorry to bring up this thread again but there are still some uncertainty in regards to what this cover actually is.
Thanks to the invaluable help from other members (and a little of my own research), I am certain it is not a type 90 cover. First, the material; it is of a very strong canvas type material, to my knowledge; all were made from cotton I believe. I have looked at a lot of originals (I purchased a current repro, closer in design to an original). The design is noticeably different, the stitching and folds, and the lack of inner-liner. I should note here, that although as has been noted, the construction is bad, this thing has been made very strong, there is no way I could rip this apart without cutting it - it is VERY strong stitched canvas. These points, in my opinion, tend to point away from a (from at least a relatively current) repro type 90 - Perhaps it is, as has been suggested, an old movie prop or old repro, perhaps the most plausible theory and it appears to have some age; but why not just make a soft cotton example? A bit nonsensical in my eyes. And the government stamp (copy?) would be a bit unusual for the inside of a movie prop uniform. In saying all this, I am certainly classifying it as an old repro but it is still a bit of a head scratcher.
I will ask again if anyone has ever seen anything like this? I'd love to pin it to an old movie
I admit I have been playing with the idea of it being a rare type of fire-proof cover for the civilian helmet
Back to reality, I would appreciate any further help with the wrong government stampings, where are they from?
Thanks again for looking! And I hope this is somewhat educational to future collectors if this type pops up again