Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 14

civil defense or medic?

Article about: Hello all,can anyone provide info on this helmet,it was listed as civil defense,origin unknown.I tend to buy on impulse and this caught my eye...purchased for under \\$30[usd],Thanks for any i

  1. #1
    ?

    Default civil defense or medic?

    Hello all,can anyone provide info on this helmet,it was listed as civil defense,origin unknown.I tend to buy on impulse and this caught my eye...purchased for under $30[usd],Thanks for any input&Happy holidays!
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture Click image for larger version. 

Name:	collection 002.jpg 
Views:	111 
Size:	140.2 KB 
ID:	21647   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	collection 012.jpg 
Views:	112 
Size:	187.6 KB 
ID:	21648  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	collection 009.jpg 
Views:	107 
Size:	235.0 KB 
ID:	21649   Click image for larger version. 

Name:	collection 010.jpg 
Views:	93 
Size:	237.3 KB 
ID:	21650  

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	collection 004.jpg 
Views:	103 
Size:	130.9 KB 
ID:	21651  

  2. #2

    Default Re: civil defense or medic?

    Hi Tom, the insignia I can explain, it is for a U.S. WWII Civil Defense Auxiliary Fireman.

    However, the helmet itself is British. See my thread here:

    http://warrelics.eu/forum/world-stee...el-helmet.html

    However, I am at a total loss to explain why it has US insignia on it. The Americans used a civil defence helmet of their own design as far as I know? Either WW1 pattern helmet or a new design of their own.

    Cheers, Ade.

  3. #3
    ?

    Default Re: civil defense or medic?

    Ade,once again you amaze me with your knowledge,I thought after searching a bit that it resembled a us insignia,but here is another stumper,the helmet is made of fibreglass,the inside looks just like a typical liner you would findon the m1&others..did the brits make them in this material also.I couldn't find info in the link from your thread,which I bookmarked,being a former volunteer fireman myself.Thanks for being so helpfull,I raise my glass to you my friend..CHEERS!

  4. #4

    Default Re: civil defense or medic?

    Hi Tom, fibreglass! Well, that is a new one on me. I think you need to ask a specialist in US civil helmets. I am getting out of my depth now.

    I have taken another look at at. And I now think it is based upon the British design and that it it. What I had taken to be the photo angle is actually a difference in shape. Your helmet is oval, not round and also seems to slope front to back.

    Or is it some kind of civil impressed construction workers helmet. I am thinking out loud here. I think the only thing I can say with 100% certainty is on the insgnia.

    Cheers, Ade.

  5. #5
    ?

    Default Re: civil defense or medic?

    Thanks again Ade,out of your depth you say,I'm still walking to the hole,lol. Looks like project is underway,I'll let ya know if I get to the bottom of it..CHEERS

  6. #6

    Default Re: civil defense or medic?

    Thanks Tom. I love a mystery. Keeps us posted.

    Cheers, Ade.

  7. #7
    ?

    Default Re: civil defense or medic?

    Ade,some small updates so far;as you stated logo is u.s.civil defense,and from another forum I'm a member too also,was suggested to be a miner helmet[journey just beginning on this],and another inquiry to a maker mark"MDA"[which I can't find on helmet]suggested from I think, a former fireman,judging by his member i.d. So there's a few shovels full of dirt in the hole,not much but a good start..journey continues..Cheers!

  8. #8

    Default Re: civil defense or medic?

    It Looks like a MSA "hard hat" type helmet to me i have one just like it that was worn in the coal mines I will post some pics so you can compare them

  9. #9
    ?

    Default Re: civil defense or medic?

    Quote by theduke635 View Post
    It Looks like a MSA "hard hat" type helmet to me i have one just like it that was worn in the coal mines I will post some pics so you can compare them
    You might have solved the mystery!,Would you happen to know what MSA stands for? Thanks Duke,I'm looking forward to comparing to your pics..Happy Holidays!

  10. #10

    Default Re: civil defense or medic?

    Quote by tomegn View Post
    You might have solved the mystery!,Would you happen to know what MSA stands for? Thanks Duke,I'm looking forward to comparing to your pics..Happy Holidays!
    Mine Safety Appliances (MSA) They made (and still make) products for the mining and construction (and military) induststry . I have to find that helmet so i can take pics of it ... I just don't remember where i put it!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. 11-22-2010, 02:09 PM
  2. Medal for the Defense of Stalingrad

    In Orders, Medals, Badges, Decorations, & Corresponding Documents
    02-16-2010, 05:10 AM
  3. Spanish Civil War (Italian) Medal

    In Orders & Decorations of the Third Reich
    02-25-2009, 05:04 PM
  4. anti-air defense ausweis

    In Photos - Papers - Propaganda of the Third Reich
    09-30-2008, 05:48 PM
  5. 03-10-2008, 04:30 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •