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I should be getting known on here by now for my wild guesses and speculations....

But Il make another one on this helmet.

It seems like maybe this one was cammoed for its intended purpose

rather than a souvenier.???

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Recently obtained this camo helmet. Initially I did not realize there was a shield painted on the top of the helmet. After studying the remaining paint job closer, I realized it was a 7th infantry helmet. Here is a picture of my helmet (top) and a picture of a restored helmet from a dealer (bottom) that has been sold. The resemblance is somewhat clear. The dealer's helmet was listed as being original but professionally "restored".

 

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I should be getting known on here by now for my wild guesses and speculations....

But Il make another one on this helmet.

It seems like maybe this one was cammoed for its intended purpose

rather than a souvenier.???

I have seen a number of these sell on ebay over the years. If you go to worthpoint,com you can probably find them through the right search words.

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I suspect this is one of the patterns sold at the docks while doughboys were on their way home. I have seen a couple different insignia on them but most commonly the 7th.

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Here is a nice helmet that I found in Utah today. This is a 5th regiment hq helmet that was British made. I have not cleaned it yet.

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You might be able to find the former owner, many WWI veterans marked their names on the chinstraps or insides the liner skirt. You can use a mixture of 50/50 of vinegar and water and an old washcloth to gently clean the leather of the entire chin strap. Good luck and let us know if you find a name.

Best regards,

John

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7 hours ago, warguy said:

Hello French Sam, thanks for posting. Supply helmets are hard to find. Looks like a rimless Brodie as well. I hope you are well. Kevin

Hello Kevin, yes I’m well and hope it’s the same for you and yours ? I’m lucky it’s a scarce 5th supply painted rimless brodie ! 😉 But no name inside...

Loïc

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On 12/2/2020 at 1:59 AM, French Sam said:

Hello Kevin, yes I’m well and hope it’s the same for you and yours ? I’m lucky it’s a scarce 5th supply painted rimless brodie ! 😉 But no name inside...

Loïc

Need to clear up any room?  I know a good home for a 3/5 helmet ... 😄

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.....probably the finest and most interesting WW1 I've owned.

As a lover of the fine arts this is an extraordinary example of the movement of art nouveau  painted meticulously on a helmet.

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Hello all. I am new to the forum, and this is my first post, but I thought I would share this one. It is a US made helmet, and it, too, has an interesting and showy pattern. It was also modified to accept the Wilmer eye shield, and even still has two rings attached. What are your thoughts on it?

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1 hour ago, FDR32 said:

Hello all. I am new to the forum, and this is my first post, but I thought I would share this one. It is a US made helmet, and it, too, has an interesting and showy pattern. It was also modified to accept the Wilmer eye shield, and even still has two rings attached. What are your thoughts on it? 06EC4B81-34C8-4A26-AD19-DA823B3AC233.jpeg.06a1bcebcfb27f3d53ff7e0e390bfa1f.jpeg06EC4B81-34C8-4A26-AD19-DA823B3AC233.jpeg.06a1bcebcfb27f3d53ff7e0e390bfa1f.jpeg06EC4B81-34C8-4A26-AD19-DA823B3AC233.jpeg.06a1bcebcfb27f3d53ff7e0e390bfa1f.jpeg06EC4B81-34C8-4A26-AD19-DA823B3AC233.jpeg.06a1bcebcfb27f3d53ff7e0e390bfa1f.jpeg06EC4B81-34C8-4A26-AD19-DA823B3AC233.jpeg.06a1bcebcfb27f3d53ff7e0e390bfa1f.jpeg06EC4B81-34C8-4A26-AD19-DA823B3AC233.jpeg.06a1bcebcfb27f3d53ff7e0e390bfa1f.jpeg

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FDR Welcome to the forum. Thank is a different design; back when it was first painted it must have really looked sharp.

Regards,

John

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8 minutes ago, BigJohn#3RD said:

FDR Welcome to the forum. Thank is a different design; back when it was first painted it must have really looked sharp.

Regards,

John

Thank you. 

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dmar836. Indeed. For some reason, the first picture got duplicated about 6 times, and I could not figure how to delete them quickly enough. 😊😊😊

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2 hours ago, FDR32 said:

dmar836. Indeed. For some reason, the first picture got duplicated about 6 times, and I could not figure how to delete them quickly enough. 😊😊😊

It has been fixed.

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Oregon1911

After discovering the new forum template is friendly to hosting images, I'd like to play. 🙂

 

Let's start with a 2/6 Marine M-1917, complete with liner & chinstrap. Sourced from the family's estate.

 

Thanks for looking,

Cody

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Cody,

that is a beautiful helmet. Did you get the Marines name? Your helmets are top shelf and yes the forum is a lot friendlier for loading pictures.

 

marty

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