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    Question Help id - fireman helmet?

    Hello, is there anyone can identify this helmet? The seller say this helmet is the fireman helmet. Is this true? And is there any possibility this helmet once an army helmet?

    Thank you in advance.

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    Hi, i recently saw a helmet the same as this in an antique shop in Manchester, it had the same shade of blue paint as was being sold as a French fire brigade helmet. Not sure if its accurate but that's what it was labeled as.
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    That would be my guess given the silver comb and extension to guard the neck.

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    Hello
    for sure, not french
    have a look here, may be you can find
    PAGE D'ACCUEIL DU SITE "COLLECTION POMPIER LAXOU 54"
    cordially
    Didier

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    Quote by Gunny Hartmann View Post
    Hi, i recently saw a helmet the same as this in an antique shop in Manchester, it had the same shade of blue paint as was being sold as a French fire brigade helmet. Not sure if its accurate but that's what it was labeled as.
    Wow i never realized someone will answer this! Thank you!
    According to the Das weltweit einzigartige Feuerwehrmuseum | Hotel Burgfrieden this helmet is a 1920's model worn by french fire helmet or by french marine .
    And i finally buy this helmet







    The liner similar with American liner


    The liner backside.




    Comb screw


    Rear seam



    Chinstrap holder using british style?


    Old paint (blue)

    And during browsing I found these photos in the biak museum in papua
    Check the far right helmet



    And I try to photograph my helmet on the same angle.



    And this is the latest photo i found from that museum


    And i also found a similar helmet sell in here. But in red color



    Maybe the original color is blue and repainted for the indonesian fire brigade in red color. Because i found a trace of red color in my helmet too.

    Anyway i believe this is a french fire helmet made in america during latter part of war. If we look at the liner emplacement and rear made seam. And maybe this helmet was once deployed in the papua theater of war since the same helmet was found in the biak museum. Could it be this helmet is a fire helmet for the french colony in pacific? Is there anyone have any information about this? Or is there anyone can provide the other explanation. Because so far this is my most mysterious helmet i ever have.

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    Glad to be of help.
    It's a wasted trip baby. Nobody said nothing about locking horns with no Tigers.



    I'm Spartacus, not really i'm Paul!...

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    not my cup of tea but a nice lid all the same,i really like the patina of the shell and the unusual use of the A washers on the liner this also might represent a post ww2 helmet as it uses the same liner fixings as the otan m1951 regards james

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    Default Re: Help id - fireman helmet?

    Hello
    I said absolutly not a french helmet
    I don't know the country, but not french....
    SITE COLLECTION POMPIER LAXOU 54 - Casques FRANCE
    cordially
    Didier

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