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Exiting chicken wire, and zeltbahn

Article about: Insults have no place in this forum. This is a first and final warning on the subject. Cheers, Ade.

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    I am not even going to pretend I know anything about collecting helmets or the twist of the chicken wire, but I do know rust. There should be a lot more damage to the zelt from the rust. The little that is there is only a few months worth and the fading can be done chemically and with heat lamps in a week or so. Just my 2 cents

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    A total put together lid. Nice maybe for a reenactor.

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    Another "dream helmet" that goes down in flames...
    nice try...
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    Well, there we have it. This old helmet business is a damn steep learning curve. Iv'e certainly learned something new today. When I looked again, the zeltbahn is faded under the bloody chicken wire...

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    The liner and paint alone shoot this one in flames , pants

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    Quote by lee edwards View Post
    the twists on the chicken wire looks to change direction.....i maybe wrong but im sure i read somewhere on this forum that was a bad sign as european wire of that period was constructed with a twist only in one direction......ignore me if im wrong
    I remember reading that too Lee, and i believe your right!

    Take a look at this G.I. vet bring back from Caen, now in the Karl Kithier collection.

    Regards, Ned.
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    'I do not think we can hope for any better thing now.
    We shall stick it out to the end, but we are getting weaker of course, and the end cannot be far.
    It seems a pity, but I do not think I can write more. R. SCOTT.
    Last Entry - For God's sake look after our people.'

    In memory of Capt. Robert Falcon Scott, Edward Wilson, Henry Bowers, Lawrence Oates and Edgar Evans. South Pole Expedition, 30th March 1912.

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    Quote by big ned View Post
    I remember reading that too Lee, and i believe your right!

    Take a look at this G.I. vet bring back from Caen, now in the Karl Kithier collection.

    Regards, Ned.


    never been that into german helmets but at least im learning

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    Most modern chicken wire is made today in "American" pattern twist. Old wire in European twist can still be found on occasion. A customer of mine, who actually kept chickens, had a small roll of old style wire, which I scrouged from her (she thought I was nuts!) and sold bits to re-enactor friends who I knew well. She was really happy as we split the money. I still have a small peice left.

    Cheers, Ade.

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    Quote by NickD View Post
    all i can say is the seller has been buying alot of german helmets & helmet parts & he's been registered since 2006 with no sales till now & his very first item is a rare one ??
    Good work Nick and what a great story he tells as well
    The gates of hell were opened and we accepted the invitation to enter" 26/880 Lance Sgt, Edward Dyke. 26th Bn Northumberland Fusiliers , ( 3rd Tyneside Irish )

    1st July 1916

    Thought shall be the harder , heart the keener,
    Courage the greater as our strength faileth.
    Here lies our leader ,in the dust of his greatness.
    Who leaves him now , be damned forever.
    We who are old now shall not leave this Battle,
    But lie at his feet , in the dust with our leader

    House Carles at the Battle of Hastings

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    wonder how many rare helmets he will suddenly have for sale ?????

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