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eMedals-A First War Mark II 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion Helmet

Consignment #4

Item: C3546

A First War Mark II 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion Helmet Consignment #4

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A First War Mark II 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion Helmet Consignment #4

A First War Mark II 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion Helmet - British-made, steel, non-magnetic, painted in yellowish-brown, red left-facing arrow painted on a navy blue rectangle insignia on the front, representative of the 2nd Canadian Machine Gun Battalion. The protective edge of the helmet in a magnetic steel. Inside, steel-framed cradle supporting a blackened canvas liner with underlying burlap support and leather backer, mesh support with drawstring, stamped "FS" and "138" ("FS" indicating the manufacturer, T.Firth & Sons Limited of Sheffield (1916-1918); and "138" the steel batch number) on the underside of the helmet at the back, missing its pressed fabric in the dome, with only a piece remaining visible around the rivet, but the rubber ring in the dome remains intact. The leather chin strap shows extensive wear from active use and remains intact, with its original hardware. Helmet measures 300 mm x 310 mm x 120 mm, exhibiting moderate bubbling and contact marks on the exterior, the insignia unaffected, along with a substantial dent on top, scattered surface rust overall, very light wear evident on the liner, as worn. (C:4)
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