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So, I had this helmet laying around & an old lamp. Helmet had no suspension, drilled out copper rivet.

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Nice job, it's yours to do with as you like. I'm shocked nobody is giving you a hard time for doing that. Give it time. Lol

 

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All I did was remove a rivet & use existing hole. Using LED creates almost no heat to preserve finish.

 

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i like it. i was thinking of doing the same with a liner-less brit fruit bowl i have

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Nice conversion! No damage done, unlike a helmet I recently saw that had been turned into a lamp.


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I think it's a bright idea.

 

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

 

Mikie


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Awesome!

Does the red line across it mean it failed inspection at some point and was retired?

Really an awesome lamp! Nce job !

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Awesome!

Does the red line across it mean it failed inspection at some point and was retired?

Really an awesome lamp! Nce job !

Yes, at the factories a helmet from each batch was tested with a special .45 bullet. If they failed a hole was punched in the rim and a red stripe painted over the top. They were used for training only.


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No harm no foul, honestly I think it looks great nice creation. Somebody would most likely buy something like that, you have actually increased its value!


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I guess this one has had a bit more harm done to it ...

 

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I guess this one has had a bit more harm done to it ...

 

 

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Or this one... which could be yours for only $245!

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Or this one... which could be yours for only $245!

I intentionally used the original lamp finial so it didn't have a pickle stabber on top.

 

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It’s the holy grail of lamps !!

 

 

 

 

 

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I guess this one has had a bit more harm done to it ...

 

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i love the look of this one , although i dont condone harming a ww2 helmet it would be nice with a euroclone shell??....mike

Always looking for and buying 50's era 11th Airborne/ 187th ARCT/ 82nd Airborne tac mark painted jump helmets!



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I intentionally used the original lamp finial so it didn't have a pickle stabber on top.

 

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Good call, yours looks great!

This was one I saw in an antique mall last fall, it's NOT mine!


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I think these guys did a great job with these helmets..

 

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MattS I saw that helmet at the Dayton antique shop! It’s quite nice.


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MattS I saw that helmet at the Dayton antique shop! It’s quite nice.

 

That's it, right on I-70.


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I have one similar that works as well. But it is obviously "period" done, what ever "period" that may be judging by the electrical components...

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Nice looking Camo !

Owen

 

 

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