Hi Al, save your money, nothing worth having here at all.
Is that a post war fire fighters helmet?
Indeed it is.
Here is a link:
ALEMÁN 38 GLADIATOR
Gents, the entire helmet is post war made, early fifties, (notice the "plastic" spider attachment for the liner) by the manufacturer " Linnemann and Schnetzer" who at this time were producing the M52/M53 steel helmets for the Police, BGS and Fire, this it is a Firemans helmet not Luftshutze, interesting if one collects Fire Department memorabilia...if not, useless !
Prost ! Steve.
Last edited by oradour; 02-15-2011 at 12:47 PM.
"The German Army is the perfectly adapted, perfectly running Machine. The difference is that the Germans are organised with a view to War...with the cold, hard, practical and business-like purpose of winning victories."
G.W. Steevens - The Daily Mail (1897)
As this looks like an aluminium shell it could be relatively recent - I read somewhere that German fire departments stopped using the all leather liners by 1968 but that the solid plastic liner frame was used with aluminium shells until 1985 - after that they replaced the solid plastic with nylon straps.