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TinLid    221

The Mk1*,made by Hadfields & sons 1916-19, then refurbished 1937-39 for use in WW2.

It has the Mk1 chin strap lugs & Mk1 chin strap that were fitted for a short time  before being replaced in 1938. Due to complaints that the chin strap kept slipping off,due to the thin wire loops.

The Mk2 liner is dated 1939 & made by VERO.

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TinLid    221

More pics.

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Dave M    691

You dont see many Mk 1*s in that condition thats not been messed with.

Thats a hard helmet to get like that.

First one i have ever seen and thanks for posting .Cracking chin strap.

Imo scarce.

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TinLid    221

Thanks, & yes, the Mk1 chin strap is very hard to find, & also the Mk1 chin strap lugs.

The 1939 dated Mk2 liner came quite awhile after 37/38 when the shell was refurbished, but has always been in there, as there is no shadow where a Mk1 liner would have been (oval pad). Plus the rubber buffers on the liner corresponds   with the marks on the inside of the shell.

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Dave M    691

Yes tinlid you are lucky to have that in that configuration imo.
They do not come up that very often like yours,
Nice one. :thumbup:

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TinLid    221

Here's an Rimless Mk1*,

Mk1 liner dated 1937 & made by HELMETS Ltd, being the first year they made Mk1 liners.
Mk1 chin strap lugs introduced in 1937 replaced in 1938 by the Mk2 chin strap lug.
Mk1 chin strap with large wire loops introduced in 1937, replaced in 1938 by the Mk2 chin strap.

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TinLid    221

Another raw edge Mk1*, khaki green textured paint to the outside & smooth in.The Mk1 chin strap lugs are different on this one in that they have been clipped & pushed down to stop the Mk1 chin strap from slipping out of place.

The shell was made by Edgar Allen & Co Ltd 1916-18, the Mk2 liner is dated 1939 & made by TTC.

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TinLid    221

The inside,maker stamp, A72.

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TinLid    221

Thanks Dave, Here's another but you've probably seen this one before, heavy textured repaint with an flash of the RASC.

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TinLid    221

More.

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TinLid    221

This one at sometime had an flash on the side, but has been repainted. The shell is stamped D/F which I think could be for James Dixon & sons,& the steel supplier Thomas Firth & sons.

It has Mk1 chin strap lugs & a Mk1 chin strap,the Mk1 liner is dated 1937 & made by the only liner maker in that year HELMETS Ltd.

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TinLid    221

The inside.

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Jerry B    952

I must add a MKI* to my collection one day, just need to find a welsh one or a cheap one or better still welsh and cheap.

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Dave M    691

I must add a MKI* to my collection one day, just need to find a welsh one or a cheap one or better still welsh and cheap.

Jerry i was under the impresshion that you were leaving the hobby and selling most items ? :confused: :confused:

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Jerry B    952

Jerry i was under the impresshion that you were leaving the hobby and selling most items ? :confused: :confused:

 

 

No Dave, I was always just stepping back for a while and changing focus, or rather narrowing that focus to a few selected items only. But how long I keep to that is always a matter of stronger will power than I have, probably.

 

I sold a few badges that did not fit except one to you that you really wanted, and a few items to a local museum for a display they wanted to put on so I gave them a very good price.  At the moment, unless items are being priced at a giveaway level, many are not moving so I have plenty I would probably sell, if the buyers were there.  Perhaps I should start listing items on ebay and see what happens.  I might list some items here but I doubt the sale section is very active.

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Dave M    691

Thank you jerry for clearing this up.

The badge you can still have free of charge if you want it mate.

Desert rat. :thumbup:

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Jerry B    952

Any helmets that you want to part with Jerry?

 

 

Hi,

 

I had not planned on selling any of my tommies at this time.

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TinLid    221

This Mk1* was made by Vickers 1916-17, while the Mk2 chin strap lugs are dated 1938. I can't find a date on the liner, but it's a size 7 3/4's, no rubber buffers.

It has a flash to both sides, black/yellow/red, which are the same colours as the Norfolks, but it might not be for them. The other flash is black/white. Any info' on them would be great.

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TinLid    221

Mk1* Malta Camo, belonging to Corporal B.J. Perry 1st Dorsets.

The net & Mk3 chin strap would have been added after Malta, when landing in Sicily & Italy in 1943.

 The net looks to be two tone, which I believe we didn't have but the Canadians did. The Dorsets served in the 231st Malta Brigade while on Sicily alongside the Canadains, so possibly picked it up there.

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