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Hood Rubber Company Liner


The Rooster

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Greetings all.

Here is a nice Hood Rubber company produced M1 helmet liner.

I read that these liners are the rarest liners due to the low number of them produced.

Around 206,000 were made. Just read that tonight. This one has some repairs to cracks but otherwise looks to be in nice shape with its paint and rank on the front. Seems to be some stamping in the webbing as well.

 

 

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Greetings all.
Here is a nice Hood Rubber company produced M1 helmet liner.
I read that these liners are the rarest liners due to the low number of them produced.
Around 206,000 were made. Just read that tonight. This one has some repairs to cracks but otherwise looks to be in nice shape with its paint and rank on the front. Seems to be some stamping in the webbing as well.
 
 
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Great liner! Hood Rubber is the 2nd least produced liner throughout the war. Only behind General Fibre liners (120,000).


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Ahh Okay... Is the General Fiber Liner more like a Hawley?

Or is it a low pressure type like this ?

 

Thank you !

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Ahh Okay... Is the General Fiber Liner more like a Hawley?
Or is it a low pressure type like this ?
 
Thank you !

Your correct it’s a Fibre liner like a Hawley. General Fibre was a subcontractor for Hawley. Here’s some pics of a General Fibre they look the exact same as a Hawley only difference is they will have a G stamped at the bottom of the liner.3dbda137feef9157c6ffd43e5736196a.jpg
(Helmets of the ETO Reference)


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2 hours ago, The Rooster said:

Thats weird. I wonder why they would still be using it ?

Because it was still perfectly usable. WW2 liners in supply chain were used until no longer serviceable or upgraded. As an fyi I just sold my excellent condition HR liner on ePay for nearly $500. I wouldn't say they're rare, but certainly not common.

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Doyler, that's a really nice liner, and very similar in condition to the one I just sold. That's about the only thing epay is good for on the selling end; high condition rarities.

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16 hours ago, iron bender said:

Because it was still perfectly usable. WW2 liners in supply chain were used until no longer serviceable or upgraded. As an fyi I just sold my excellent condition HR liner on ePay for nearly $500. I wouldn't say they're rare, but certainly not common.


Some units were still getting brand-new Hawleys after WW2 (National Guard), proving that there were still stockpiles of them......I have original pics of fresh Hawley liners Being worn in the summer of 1948– a mixture of painted and decaled  emblems on them—— taken when the 29th Division was heading to summer camp at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA......these Guardsmen were with the 175th Infantry Regiment (Maryland NG).

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