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Jerry B

Helmet liner and shell makers

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This is great info to have.  I am brand new to the helmet history topic and have been looking to find a WW2 era British Brodie helmet, preferably the MKII.  What should I know going in and is there better sites to look vs eBay, etc.?  Thanks

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Read up on helmets here, and other forums before buying. Or, post up pictures of helmets you see, so others can advise if good or not.

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Guest DaveinFlorida

Just received a Brodie for my birthday.   Marked "ZC 222" on the shell.   No markings on the liner but I've dated it to the M1917A1 (1936-41).   Can someone tell me who is "ZC"?   Also, it needs a new chinstrap; anyone have a source of supply?

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Known Heat Stamp Marks of M1917 shells.

 

UC.

YJ.

ZA.

ZB.

ZC.

ZD.

ZE.

ZF.

ZH.

ZJ.

 

So ZC-305 thought to belong to Columbian Enameling & Stamping Co.

Known M1917 Helmet Liner Manufacturers Stamp Marks.

 

Leatherwear Co of America - Brooklyn - New York.

A.J.Bates - Webster - Massachusetts.

L.C.C.&.Co - 1917.

R.H.Long.&.Co - 1917.

A.E.Little Co - Boston.

F.M.H.S. Co

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