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55327183326__6ADBFE35-EFF1-4F61-B7A4-176CC459E094.jpg.b1eab90dfec0ecdf0825df9b11974d94.jpg55327182249__F62E9E07-ED59-47EC-854D-DC3CB3AE8637.jpg.83619329fb47cdb2603f49eace3b6aab.jpg55519726557__B4992110-DB9A-460E-9EA1-ADB30151F703.jpg.e0a315415310e163eb71f98f150f08bc.jpgIMG_0346.jpg.8717a84549368e66e314c1b40e4aa2f3.jpg55519725822__D90E399F-97A6-4C06-A345-A5C6E5B06E55.jpg.6cc1f55f89b5319612eaf88ac260c6de.jpgThis is a British WW2 era Kelly helmet, that I thought that I would show, since I am new to this website.

The Kelly helmet has an adjustable liner and was developed for the second world war, there is three adjustment options but there is only one size of liner, since it is adjustable. There is a pad in the middle of the liner which is depicted in the picture of the liner. The "Kelly" helmets have a unique screw on the top which is another way to identify a helmet as being a "Kelly" helmet.

When they were first being produced the manufacturers would take a WW1 helmet shell, repaint it, and then put a new liner inside of it (this was ceased later on). I find these helmets interesting as they are unique in the sense that the liners were adjustable. 

 

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15 hours ago, Ethan said:

55327183326__6ADBFE35-EFF1-4F61-B7A4-176CC459E094.jpg.b1eab90dfec0ecdf0825df9b11974d94.jpg55327182249__F62E9E07-ED59-47EC-854D-DC3CB3AE8637.jpg.83619329fb47cdb2603f49eace3b6aab.jpg55519726557__B4992110-DB9A-460E-9EA1-ADB30151F703.jpg.e0a315415310e163eb71f98f150f08bc.jpgIMG_0346.jpg.8717a84549368e66e314c1b40e4aa2f3.jpg55519725822__D90E399F-97A6-4C06-A345-A5C6E5B06E55.jpg.6cc1f55f89b5319612eaf88ac260c6de.jpgThis is a British WW2 era Kelly helmet, that I thought that I would show, since I am new to this website.

The Kelly helmet has an adjustable liner and was developed for the second world war, there is three adjustment options but there is only one size of liner, since it is adjustable. There is a pad in the middle of the liner which is depicted in the picture of the liner. The "Kelly" helmets have a unique screw on the top which is another way to identify a helmet as being a "Kelly" helmet.

When they were first being produced the manufacturers would take a WW1 helmet shell, repaint it, and then put a new liner inside of it (this was ceased later on). I find these helmets interesting as they are unique in the sense that the liners were adjustable. 

 

So, I made a big mistake, the helmet is not British, it is American, it has the British rivets because in 1917 the Americans purchased 400,000 British helmets, but in 1918, they started making they're own. As it says in the post, the early Kelly helmets were from WW1 helmets that they had repainted and given a new liner. The British WW1 rivets confused me, and it made me assume it was British with out looking more into it. The reason for the British rivets are probably because it was in the 400,000 purchased British helmets, but was in the Kelly helmets that were refurbished WW1 shells.

I am sorry for the initial misinformation.   

I originally tried to edit it but the post was posted too long ago.

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I'd call it a Brit made helmet used by the US in WWI and re-issued by the US whenever they introduced the new style liner.

A nice helmet with a lot of history.

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