An Irish Free State M1927 Helmet
An Irish Free State M1927 Helmet - A Vickers Ltd. made 1927 model Irish Free State Army helmet. This example is unadulturated and retains all of its original componets. Marked V.Ltd H3675 H40 27, helmet is an untouched example with solid liner and original chin strap. Elements on original labels on interor. The exterior shows 90% of original paint with only 4 dents resulting in minor paint loss. The liner is marked "T. Smith and Son" Dublin 1927 under one of the pads. Marked L for large size.Serial Number 3675 out of 10,021 helmets made. Most of these helmets were converted to Civil Defense use during the war and painted white and had their military crests removed. A few thousand of the remaing helmets of this type were steam rolled over and used as land fill in order to make new barracks.