JMB1943 Posted 29 January , 2018 Share Posted 29 January , 2018 (edited) Here is some information on a recently-acquired helmet shell in relic condition. 1. The brim is rimmed, so not Type A Brodie; overlaps about 10 mm at weld. 2. Body is non-magnetic (so manganese steel, Hadalloy); rim is strongly magnetic. 3. The only visible markings are the letters X H and possibly D located front dead centre under the brim. 4. Chinstrap D-loops are 2-3 mm thick; they are strongly magnetic, as are the flanges that hold them; no split rivets 5. Dimensions: L = 315 mm; W = 291 mm; H = 115 mm; Brim = 45 mm both sides, about 35-40 front/back; Weight = 792 g 6. The suspension rivet at crown of helmet looks like an 8-armed starfish in the mud; under a glass, copper streaks and verdigris are apparent; non-magnetic. 7. Three layers of the liner are present in a small remnant held by the suspension rivet. 8. Quite a coarse, rough-feeling paint finish in places. Can an incontrovertible identification as to British or American be made, based on the information and photos (to follow) ? Crucially, is the remnant of the liner likely to contain asbestos or not ? Regards, JMB Edited 29 January , 2018 by JMB1943 Add info. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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