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The Holy Crap of WW1 helmets

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A lot of them ended up like this, being reutilized as flower pots or lamp shades. At least it is one of the rejected ones (note the hole punched in the brim).

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I've probably posted this picture before, but here's my pair. The WWI helmet stand is professionally made with cast iron parts and 3 French socket bayonets. I saw an identical one many years ago and still regret not buying it. The M1 is a pretty nice blacksmith piece.

 

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A few pine cones,tinsel and garland just in time for Christmas.....


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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You ruined the surprise Ron, that is what I was wearing to your Christmas party...

 

:(

 

A few pine cones,tinsel and garland just in time for Christmas.....

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You ruined the surprise Ron, that is what I was wearing to your Christmas party...

 

:(

 

 

:blush: ...doh


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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You ruined the surprise Ron, that is what I was wearing to your Christmas party...

 

:(

 

 

may want to wear ...mittens. its a bit chilly here ;)


In Memoriam:
Lieutenant J.Kostelec 1-3 First Special Service Force MIA/PD 4 March 1944 Italy
I HAVE SEEN THE ENEMY AND IT IS DAYLIGHT
Forget about the tips..We'll get hell to pay (AC/DC)
"If you cant get out and run with the big dogs then sit on the porch and bark at the cars going by.."

Have you Hugged a Clown Today?

You Cant Get A Sun Tan On The Moon..





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I could of had it for 15 but let it go.

 

Not my first encounter with one but I thought I would share it with the gang for a laugh.


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It does look rather festive Ron.

 

It could be a large Christmas ornament.


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I don't know...Can we get close-ups of the chain and some microscope pictures of the paint?

 

TH1


Collector of WWI US Navy "Donald Duck" Caps and Hat Tallies - Looking for Tallies from the USS Carp & USS Chauncey

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Thank you for title comments.

 

I found out that the paint was applied before the helmet was made.

 

I’ve seen that chain before but haven’t had the time yet to compare it to my chain inventory.

 

The bails are attached with split cogs.


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I've probably posted this picture before, but here's my pair. The WWI helmet stand is professionally made with cast iron parts and 3 French socket bayonets. I saw an identical one many years ago and still regret not buying it. The M1 is a pretty nice blacksmith piece.

 

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...swords into plowshares...

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The WWI helmet with bayonets is great!


A picture is worth a thousand words, so here's a thousand pictures!

"I read that in war bad things happen, Ain't that the ************* truth" -1st Lt Mike Scotti

 

 

 

 

 

 

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