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m1 helmet liner

Article about: i brought a helmet liner today made by firestone it has the F inside the liner was wondering what year firestone made these liners ? cheers

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    i brought a helmet liner today made by firestone it has the F inside the liner was wondering what year firestone made these liners ? cheers

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    Firestone Tire and Rubber Company statred making M1 helmet liners in September 1942. They produced approximately 7,500,000 and production ceased in August 1945.

    Cheers, Ade.
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    ok so they never made any in the 1950's ? cause this looks like the 1950's style liners inside with the orange band

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    Not that I am aware of? But I don't collect post war items.

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    oh thats interesting .it has the dark green suspension inside of it also .Google Image Result for http://www.askahain.de/vietnam/vn-database-mirror/USarmy/LinerT1.jpg it looks like that helmet in the long link there .sorry i dont have a picture on me at the moment .perhaps it was refurbished for the korean war ?

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    Quote by jumpingjank View Post
    ok so they never made any in the 1950's ? cause this looks like the 1950's style liners inside with the orange band
    Normaly no

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    thanks well im thinking it got re webbed in the 50's then .thanks !

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    No front eyelet,which means if the same as the link its a p55 liner with 100%cotton not HBT contracted by FIRESTONE in 62/63 these were the first contracts awarded to them postwar!!!!!all the best Dave AKA Minnie.

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    yep minnie you are correct it was made in 62 i checked the stamp again and below the F is a 62 which must be the date .thanks for your help everyone !

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