Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain

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Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain

Post by pickelhauben » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:09 am

Hey Guys

I just got a Brass Bav Arty EM helmet in .

It all looks original with no extra holes and it does have stamps on the rear visor but they are hard to make out .

The unusual thing about it is that the inside of the dome has the flesh side ( rough ) showing .

Usually this would either be a fireman's helmet or post war.

There are no marks on the dome what so ever ( from a comb ) and the finish is original.

I have talked to a well known collector and he says that yes this was done during war time .

Has anyone else encountered this ?

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Post by b.loree » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:33 am

Like you I have handled and worked on hundreds of helmets. I have never heard of this or seen an example not even in post war fire helmets. This makes no sense as the rough flesh exterior provides a gripping surface for the shellac when it is sprayed on. I would like to see a picture.
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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:36 pm

pickelhauben wrote:
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I have talked to a well known collector and he says that yes this was done during war time .
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Re: Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain

Post by ww1czechlegion » Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:41 am

The older repro helmets made in the U.K. are like what you describe, with the rough side of the leather facing the interior of the helmet.

The newer made repro helmets from India are also made in this manner.

Brian & Tony are correct in their statements.

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Post by Sergei1877 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:48 am

I think that this is either a modern copy, or a fire helmet. Not always visible traces from the ridge, or they were well camouflaged with varnish

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Re: Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain

Post by Sergei1877 » Thu Jun 07, 2018 1:49 am

I would like to see all the same photos

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Re: Helmet Interior Flesh Vs Grain

Post by pickelhauben » Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:14 am

I am a little to busy right now to post pics of The Bav Arty. .
I will try to post this weekend .
I have a Baden post war ( 20s-30s with no crown ) either fire or police officer that has the flesh side out as well.
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My collector friend has been collecting for 30-40 years or so and has written a book on the subject.
But there is a possibility that this helmet could have been made up.
It has one of my repo brass visor trims on it .
I used to make them along with the rear spine back when they were not available like they are now.
Maybe about 20 years ago

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