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eMedals-A First War Mark II 1st Battalion Canadian Helmet

Item: C3073

A First War Mark II 1st Battalion Canadian Helmet

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A First War Mark II 1st Battalion Canadian Helmet

A First War Mark II 1st Battalion Canadian Helmet; British-made, steel, non-magnetic, in army green, red rectangle painted with a green cirle representative of the 1st Canadian Battalion. Inside, steel-framed cradle supporting a blackened canvas liner with underlying burlap support and leather backer, stamped "HS 407" ("HS" indicating the manufacturer, Hadfield Limited of Sheffield (1916-1919); and "407" the steel batch number) on the underside of the helmet at the front, leather chin strap severed between the side clips, with the piece from the right side to centre having been lost to time, the rest of the strap remaining intact, rubber ring survives in the dome but has warped. Helmet measures 290 mm x 305 mm x 120 mm, exhibiting bubbling, paint chipping and contact marks on the exterior, age dirt and expected wear evident on the liner, existing leather chin strap remains relatively supple, as worn. (C:4)
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