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Mk1 Brodie Barn Find

Article about: Good Evening All, I'd like to share with you what I picked up at a farm auction this weekend, it's what I believe to be a mk1 Brodie helmet in pretty poor condition but fairly complete. I'm

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    CBH is offline


    I recently found a barn fresh , Brodie myself . Got it for 20$ but it was rustier than yours with only parts of the liner still there . I'll have to post an after photo once it was cleaned up . I gun oiled mine because it was pretty rusted and I didn't want it to get worse . I may wax it at some point . Nice job .

    Cheers Chris

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    Whilst cleaning it up I could just make out the stamp F8 95 which I guess is relevant to the maker?

    I must say acquiring helmets this way is very satisfying!

    Is the stamp perhaps FS 95? Probably Thomas Firth & Sons, a steel supplier from Sheffield although I've heard they used just 'F' too. Anyway, it's come up great and looks much better than anything that's been repainted.


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    Thanks ynot.It could well be, it's only just visible. I've got a very modest collection of helmets now and it's nice to have one that hasn't been messed with as so many of them have.

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