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  1. I know this is an old thread but I seem to have found this same type of bus in a photo from Taiwan in 1957-1958
  2. An M42 Duster AA Vehicle on display outside of the National Guard Armory in Spring City, PA M42 Duster AA Vehicle by soldat252, on Flickr M42 Duster AA Vehicle by soldat252, on Flickr
  3. I believe his name was Albert Porreca and these uniforms have been sitting in a box for god knows how long. He would have been from the Philadelphia area.
  4. Sorry, wrong shirt. Here is the other one.
  5. No patches on that jacket sadly. Here is some details of the other shirt that was with it and some details of the patches.
  6. Please delete, I messed up linking the images and am not allowed to edit it.
  7. I just got this helping to clean my grandmother's cousin's house out. From what I gather this was her long passed husbands uniform. Looks like some of the patches may be theater made.
  8. Very interesting. What are the two companies? Also, why is it they do not show up on any lists, particularly the ones put out by Crowell? as he was the Director of Munitions during the war he, if anybody, should be aware which any how many companies produced the M1917 helmet. Side note: The old Ford Plant, Budd Factory, and I just realized, Hale and Kilburn Company building are all still standing in Philadelphia, although all three are in various states of abandonment.
  9. Okay so as follows is a list I have put together. So I was wondering why Dean lists American Can Co as a helmet producer but the ordinance dept does not and no other sources seem to indicate they did. Here is a theory on it. As I am sure you know, the experimental No3 helmet was designed by the firm Hale, Kilburn, and Co and they later produced 5,000 of the experimental helmet No5. In 1920, the same year Dean wrote his books, Hale, Kilburn, and Co was acquired by the American Can Co. Do you think perhaps he was simply confused? Also, do you think it is plausible that Hale, Kilburn, and Co,
  10. Interesting. I assume MSA figured they could market the 1917s to mine owners, steel mills, etc as hard hats. I am curious now to try to find a picture of a miner or factory worker using an m1917 or to find a old MSA catalogue with the M1917 in it. Do either of you know what the surplus sales book is titled or have a link to it on google books so I can try to find it? Also, so ZC is really the most common?
  11. Interesting, do you know the manufacturers and stamps off hand? Since that book mentioned American Can as a helmet producer perhaps they did? As for ZC being Columbian I was curious as to why I keep seeing people repeat that that mark was for Columbian yet nobody knew what the others were. Likely just somebodies guess getting repeated as fact over and over again. Supposing the stamps do follow the British Supplier/Maker/batch number pattern is there one which shows up more frequently than others? Theoretically with a large enough sample a third or so should be the same, and you
  12. So this is the info I could find regarding the 1917 helmet manufacture. Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Co. 1,150,775 made Sparks, Withington Co. 473,469 made Crosby Co. 469,968 made Bossett Corporation 116,735 made Columbian Enameling & Stamping Co. 268,850 made Worchester Pressed Steel Co 193,840 made Benjamin Electric Co. 33,600 made Known heat-stamp markings in WWI American helemts: UC YJ ZA ZB ZC Columbian Enamaling and Stamping Company? ZD ZF ZH ZJ Steel Producer -American Sheet and Tin Plate Com
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