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eMedals-A Mark II 18th Canadian Infantry Battalion Helmet

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A Mark II 18th Canadian Infantry Battalion Helmet

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A Mark II 18th Canadian Infantry Battalion Helmet

British-made, steel, non-magnetic, in light brownish-green, smooth finish, green circle above a blue rectangle painted on the front, the circle representative of the 18th Infantry Battalion, the rectangle representative of the 2nd Canadian Division. The protective edge of the helmet in a magnetic steel. Inside, steel-framed cradle supporting a blackened canvas liner with underlying cotton linen support and leather backer, mesh support with drawstring, stamped "HS 96" ("HS" indicating the manufacturer, Hadfield Limited of Sheffield (1916-1919); and "96" the steel batch number) on the underside of the helmet at the back, with pressed white fabric and rubber ring in the dome. Two overlaying copies of a partial manufacturer's label remains pinned under the washer in the dome, the text of the intact right side inscribed "ORD" above "to". The original leather chinstrap along with its hardware remains intact, the chinstrap remaining relatively supple. Helmet measures 292 mm x 310 mm x 120 mm, exhibiting moderate bubbling and contact marks on the exterior, free of dents, light crazing in the canvas liner, fragmentation of the pressed fabric evident, as worn. (C:4)
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