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#1 36-tex

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:39 AM

Spent yesterday doing some relaxing "picking."  Hit a flea market / antique show where I picked up a nice WWI helmet with sand texture (no liner).

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:40 AM

The lady threw in this liner with the WWI helmet buy.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:40 AM

Anyone know what this mark means in the liner?  Is this a WWII liner or newer?

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:41 AM

Found this overseas cap and thought the piping was interesting.  Almost an arrow-feather like design.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:42 AM

Sometimes you need to pick up subdued SSI / pocket patches.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:43 AM

This ball cap was picked up because I thought the "theater made" name / ASN tag was cool.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:44 AM

AND probably the FIND of the day;

 

WWII nurse's cape and overseas cap.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:45 AM

cap

 

cape and cap are named to the same person.

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 08:45 AM

Most of these items will be for sale, so PM if you see something you like.



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:26 AM

The MSA in the liner is the manufacturer's stamp. It stands for Mine Safety Appliances.



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 09:59 AM

The MSA in the liner is the manufacturer's stamp. It stands for Mine Safety Appliances.

 

Thank You!



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 10:25 AM

If you can take a pic of the webbing inside the liner.. 

it may be an all WW2 liner that got repainted white for postwar use.

 

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Posted 26 July 2015 - 11:02 AM

Brian, I will get one posted.  Most of it looks rough inside.



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Posted 26 July 2015 - 05:03 PM

Inside of liner

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:37 AM

Very nice finds! I like the helmet liner!

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 06:44 AM

Very nice finds! I like the helmet liner!

 

It is for sale so check the sale forum.  :)



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Posted 30 July 2015 - 11:07 AM

 I picked up a nice WWI helmet with sand texture (no liner).

 

Mark,

 

I meant to ask you something when you first posted this helmet. I have never seen one with this kind of a sand texture to it. Was this something done in the factory? I have heard of cork helmets in WWII and seen smaller sand but not this much sand.

 

Just curious....Kat



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 04:37 AM

Nice finds!

 

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 06:20 AM

 

Mark,

 

I meant to ask you something when you first posted this helmet. I have never seen one with this kind of a sand texture to it. Was this something done in the factory? I have heard of cork helmets in WWII and seen smaller sand but not this much sand.

 

Just curious....Kat

 

Kat, it is my understanding that several types of materials were used to get the texture to the helmets.  I have heard of cork, saw-dust, and sand.  Maybe someone with more knowledge of WWI helmets can chime in on this.



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Posted 04 August 2015 - 06:21 AM

Mine Safety Appliance liner, one of the first makers I'm told!!   Rick



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Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:27 PM

Great day picking!



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Posted 31 August 2015 - 02:01 AM

MSA liner could be either war time or post war. Can't tell with yours though because the webbings too ripped up

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Posted 02 November 2015 - 07:29 PM

From what I had read, MSA stopped liner production in 1945.



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Posted 03 November 2015 - 09:31 AM

Found this overseas cap and thought the piping was interesting.  Almost an arrow-feather like design.

What an Interesting variant! you should post it in one of those Garrison Cap Piping topics in Uniforms, there are a few, I guess in the one that's the most HOTTEST.


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Posted 03 November 2015 - 03:41 PM

The nurses cap and cape are beautiful.




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