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WW1? British? Helmet

Article about: I recently bought this helmet at an antiques store. It has "HS 472" stamped on the inside rim. Any info (is it British, is it WW1 era) on this helmet would be greatly appreciated.

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    I recently bought this helmet at an antiques store. It has "HS 472" stamped on the inside rim. Any info (is it British, is it WW1 era) on this helmet would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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    Quote by Pablo View Post
    (is it British, is it WW1 era)
    Yes, and yes! A very nice one too.

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    Thanks!

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    HS is Hadfields, Sheffield.

    472 is the batch number.

    Nice liner....I'd guess it's 1916 or 1917.

    Cheers,

    Pat

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    it's more 1918, the rubber donut in the crown is the last major mod of this type before the end of the war

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    Yes. I see the donut now.

    I think you're right.

    PG

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