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Article about: Hello! I bought a British Brodie helmet, it is marked with H.V with a line and what looks like C 41. does anyone know what all that means? thanks!

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    Hello! I bought a British Brodie helmet, it is marked with H.V with a line and what looks like C 41. does anyone know what all that means? thanks!

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    Well, here are some manufacturers codes. HV is not among them, I am afraid. The C41 is a steel batch code.

    Just guessing, HV might be a combination of manufacturer and steel supplier. Possibly there are members of this forum who know more about Brit WW1 helmets.

    Cheers,
    Emile

    "D" [James Dixon & Sons (Sheffield)]
    "H" [W. Hutton & Sons (Sheffield)]
    "HH" [Harrison Bros. & Howson Ltd. (Sheffield)]
    "R" [John Round & Sons (Sheffield)]
    "V" [W & E Viener (Sheffield)]

    Steel Suppliers:
    "FS" [Thomas Firth & Sons Ltd. (Sheffield)]
    "F"
    "FKS"
    "HS" [Hadfields Ltd. (Sheffield)]
    "BS" [W. Beardmore & Co. Ltd. (Glasgow)]
    "MS" [Miris Steel Co. (London)]
    "A" [Edgar Allen & Co. (Sheffield)]
    "O" [Samuel Osborn & Co. Ltd. (Sheffield)]
    "V" [Vickers Ltd. (Sheffield)]
    "B" [Burys & Co. (Sheffield)]
    "M&S" [Maxfield & Sons (Sheffield)]
    "MLS"

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    Thanks, you have been very helpful!

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    H.V. i found out is W. Hutton and sons (sheffield) and vickers ltd. (very commonly mistaken for canadian made by collectors)

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