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I have two magnetic WW1 brodie helmets. They are American made. The latest is stamped YJ167. I cannot find any information on them. Does anyone know about these helmets?

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Hello Pharaoh,


The marking YJ was a heat stamp of the steel  supplieer for this M1917 helmet.

Greetings, Rudi

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Rudi it seems from what answers you've given that you are the man who knows answers to my Brodie questions!   My US manufactured Brodie was a refurbished (1936-41) M1917 with the "ZC" stamp at the rear apron.   There are two rivets in the shell where the chinstrap bales had been mounted originally.  Now the chinstrap bales are mounted directly onto the liner.     Who was "ZC"?   Also, the chinstrap is shot, rotted away mostly.   Know a source of supply for a remake chinstrap?   Thanks for the help, Dave.

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Here's a bit of info:


The American M1917 helmet shells were pressed and stamped into bowl shapes by 7 company's they were.


E.G.Budd. Manufaturing Co - Philadelphia - Pennsylvania.

Sparks Withington Co - Jackson - Michigan.

Crosby Co - Buffalo - New York.

Bossett Corporation - Utica - New York.

Columbian Enameling & Stamping Co - Terre Haute - Indiana.

Worchester Pressed Steel Co - Worchester - Massachusetts.

Benjamin Electric Co - Des Plaines - Illinois.


The steel for the M1917 helmets was rolled by the American Sheet and Tin Plate Co and were stamped with a Heat No

and Shipment No.

The helmet liners were made by 10 Shoe Manufacturing Company's, the shells and liners would be delivered to the

plant of Ford Motor Co of Philadelphia were they were painted and assembled.


Known Heat Stamp Marks of M1917 shells.













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


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