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I was at the Stockport Arms Fair yesterday and bought this helmet because it was British style but the liner was unfamiliar to me . The liner ( or that which remains ) is some kind of rubber which has deteriorated , the other ( to me ) unusual feature is that the rim of the helmet is turned under rather than over . The chin strap is odd too , but that could be a later replacement. The colour of the helmet is that which I would associate with RAF helmets. I have scrutinised it for stamps etc but can find nothing  . Any observations appreciated, thank you. 

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These are WW2 British home front used helmets, I'm pretty sure for the thousands who worked in large factories. Very basic construction, no liner or nut and bolt, just  rubber glued to the inside, chin straps either leather or webbing riveted to the helmet. The rim is called a Dutch bend where it is rolled under. Not to many around compared to a normal Mk2.

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8 minutes ago, TinLid said:

These are WW2 British home front used helmets, I'm pretty sure for the thousands who worked in large factories. Very basic construction, no liner or nut and bolt, just  rubber glued to the inside, chin straps either leather or webbing riveted to the helmet. The rim is called a Dutch bend where it is rolled under. Not to many around compared to a normal Mk2.

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That is very interesting , thank you very much  for that ,  

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