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#1 Rattle

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:08 PM

This is my pride and joy.

Liner and helmet worn by Tommy Stamos,
A-Btry, 64th FA, 25th ID, Guadalcanal

http://img460.imageshack.us/img460/9757/dsc00260ze2.jpg

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#2 costa

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 03:59 PM

man--- thats nice. westinghouse camo liner (marine) and pot. are both named? that is the type of quality i like in my collection. you dont see them around. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

#3 Rattle

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 04:18 PM

The liner is marked inside on the sweatband and the neckband.
It came from a dealer in California near Mr Stamos hometown.
The seller didn't know what he had. My luck. I just wanted a complete
named lid and thought for $200 it's ok to buy a named front seam , fix bail
helmet. After it arrived, i've pulled out the liner and voila........ there was this beauty.

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#4 Rattle

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 04:28 PM

A closer look at the liner, costa

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/8518/m1helmettommystamos6by1.jpg

http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/5864/m1helmettommystamos7ad6.jpg


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#5 Bob Hudson

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 04:38 PM

The liner is marked inside on the sweatband and the neckband.
It came from a dealer in California near Mr Stamos hometown.
The seller didn't know what he had. My luck. I just wanted a complete
named lid and thought for $200 it's ok to buy a named front seam , fix bale
helmet. After it arrived, i've pulled out the liner and voila........ there was this beauty.


Once again a reminder to always take a closer look at the liner even if the steel pot isn't much. I saw a post-Vietnam helmet with camo cover at the swap meet last summer. I didn't think that was worth the $25 and almost walked away until I decided to take a look at the liner: it was named, early to mid WWII!

Thanks for sharing.

#6 Mr.Jerry

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Posted 02 January 2007 - 09:05 PM

I picked up my camo liner the same way. It was inside a woodland camo covered 'nam era helmet. I image the guy out the camo liner with the only camo cover he had.

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Posted 03 January 2007 - 05:55 PM

Here is another camouflaged liner. Westinghouse airbrushed the camo using templates. The liners came from standard production and over 854,000 were produced between February 1942 and March 1944. Approximately 300,000 of these liners were repainted in the standard olive drab.
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#8 Rattle

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Posted 04 January 2007 - 02:24 AM

Nice liner, Retired http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif
These are hard to find.

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 11:59 AM

Very nice, hard to find liners! :) Rarely seen in Europe! Nice earlywar highpressure liners!

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Posted 05 January 2007 - 01:53 PM

Here is my camo liner.

This one has A washers with rayon webbing.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 01:19 AM

Very nice liner, Aad! It has unpainted steel A-washers, i presume? I have never seen one for sale, not even on Epay!

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 09:25 AM

Very nice liner, Aad! It has unpainted steel A-washers, i presume? I have never seen one for sale, not even on Epay!


Yes Peter, see picture.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 10:12 AM

Sweet! I have never seen one with a rayon suspension and snap-in sweatband. It is obviously a good one!

Cheers!
Marc

Edited by Schnicklfritz, 06 January 2007 - 10:13 AM.


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Posted 07 January 2007 - 01:13 AM

If your liner is dusty and dirty from the inside, just clean it with a moist sponge. After you cleaned it with a sponge, just do it again with a dry piece of cloth or toiletpaper. Your liner wil look great :lol: !

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Posted 07 January 2007 - 04:45 AM

Very nice early liner! I guess this is a transitional model using rayon suspension with A washers? The earlier models have different washers ( like the ones in a Hawley liner )! Nice!!!! :love:

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Posted 09 January 2007 - 04:56 PM

http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif Rattle...you lucky *******!That is the last piece I need(want) for my collection.A Westinghouse Jungle camo liner.It is the only piece that I would like to have that I havent stumbled across.Except in books and on the internet I have have never even seen one.You even got a nice helmet to go with it. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

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Posted 11 January 2007 - 08:31 AM

http://www.usmilitariaforum.com/forums/public/style_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif Rattle...you lucky *******!That is the last piece I need(want) for my collection.A Westinghouse Jungle camo liner.It is the only piece that I would like to have that I havent stumbled across.Except in books and on the internet I have have never even seen one.You even got a nice helmet to go with it. http://www.usmilitar...tyle_emoticons/default/thumbsup.gif

A few months ago there was one on Ebay with a fixbail shell, is was sold for around $1000 :wacko:

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 11:54 AM

I just picked up a nice jungle liner here in England on E-bay. It was inside a Vietnam helmet. I'll get some pics posted up.

Rich

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Posted 11 December 2007 - 12:42 PM

I wish I had a camo liner and lid like that, you can be proud! I bought a plain jane front seam for $50.00 and pulled out the liner to find an original triple HBT, OD A-washer, 29th ID marked liner. What a find!

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 04:45 AM

I never clean my liners on the inside. Moist from a sponge may also affect and stain the suspension. I feel the dirt and grime are part of the history of the helmet. Take that away and you erase part of that history.
...... Is it just me?

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 05:07 AM

I was fortunate enough to obtain a rayon suspension Westinghouse jungle liner some time ago. It even has its original rayon headband and nape. The patina on this liner is awesome, it makes you wanna cry... Both the rayon and cotton suspension type camo liners are in my book (and well protected behind glass in my house).

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:51 AM

Same here Pete! Nice camo by the way!

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 08:31 AM

Mike and Pete,

Along the same lines as whether or not to clean your helmets, how do you safely display your collection? I started another thread along these lines and was curious what you guys did.

Tyler

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 09:18 AM

Awesome camo guys! Sadly I keep my camo lid sitting on top of a desk until I get some nice shelving.

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 11:54 AM

I just picked up a nice jungle liner here in England on E-bay. It was inside a Vietnam helmet. I'll get some pics posted up.

Rich


Ah you have won the liner.
I was biding on that one too. ;)

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