Edited by aef1917, 25 August 2009 - 12:43 PM.
The British Mark I helmet
Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:46 PM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:48 PM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:50 PM
The first is a 6th Division helmet owned by forum member miken. I hope it's OK to use it, but I wanted to show examples of War Office Pattern helmets used by the AEF.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:51 PM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:55 PM
26th Division xxx Machine Gun Battalion.
Posted 25 August 2009 - 12:56 PM
Posted 25 August 2009 - 09:17 PM
The overlapping rim on my MKI:
Posted 26 August 2009 - 05:47 AM
This is a (partial) list of Mk. I steel suppliers and helmet manufacturers. You will find various combinations of these letters, along with a number, stamped on the underside of the rim. Sometimes you will find codes for both the steel supplier and the manufacturer, and sometimes it will only be the steel supplier. When both are present, they are usually separated by a stamped horizontal line with the manufacturer on top and the supplier and batch number below.
FS Thomas Firth and Sons Sept. 1915 1919
HS Hadfields Ltd. Jan. 1916 1919
BS W Beardmore & Co. Ltd. Jan. 1916 1919
MS Miris Steel Co. Ltd mrt 1916 1917
A Edgar Allen and Co. Ltd 1916 1918
F Thomas Firth and Sons 1916 1918
O Samuel Osborne & Co Ltd. 1916 1918
V Vickers Ltd 1916 1917
B Bury's & Co. 1916 1918
D James Dixon & Sons Dec. 1915
HW Hutton & Sons Dec. 1915
HH Harrison Bros. & Howson Ltd. Dec. 1915
M J&J Maxfield & sons Dec. 1915
R John Round & Sons 1916
V W&E Viener Dec. 1915
Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:31 AM
that is the best collection of Brodies i have seen in a long while, thanks for showing them, they are getting harder to find now even in england. As most are in collections or hid away in attics, and Gunbarrel, nice British made helmet you have there.
Posted 06 January 2012 - 03:54 AM
Posted 06 January 2012 - 08:10 AM
Posted 06 January 2012 - 10:08 AM
Thanks for posting this topic. I know this is a US based forum, but I collect British Kit as well and love to see this. I'd love to find a Mk.I Tin Hat from the Great War one of these days.
Many of them were used by the US in WWI and some remained in service into the WWII era as conversions to the M1917A1. So they are not too hard to find, actually there is a slight premium for examples in the original british paint without any AEF related markings.
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