Ventless rear spine M1915 model

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Ventless rear spine M1915 model

Post by Amybellars » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:27 am

Hi guys,

I am pulling a post from the Artillery pickelhaubes discussion section.
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I have limited resources for reference on the ventless rear spine on the 1915 model.

What is the significance of the ventless rear spine that draws such a great difference in price?

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Re: Ventless rear spine M1915 model

Post by Pontiac9999 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 10:34 am

I have seen this vent on artillery haubes before and have owned one too. I think they are specific to m15 artillery helmets.

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Re: Ventless rear spine M1915 model

Post by aicusv » Fri Apr 26, 2019 12:18 pm

If I understand this correctly the big thing about them is: The artillery did not go over to the vented rear spine when the foot troops did in 1895. When the model 1915 helmet was introduced it was assumed that all troops would have the vented spine. It would appear that didn't happen, that a small number of artillery helmet makers continued to produce the new model with non-vented spines.
What would interring is to check our m'15 helmets to see if they are vented or not and if they are dated and labeled by manufacturer. Personally I sold all my m'15 artillery helmets. I believe they all had vents.
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Re: Ventless rear spine M1915 model

Post by Lars13 » Fri Apr 26, 2019 5:38 pm

Hi,

Just checked my only M15 Artillery helmet, by Wilhelm Becker, Elberfeld, 1916, and saw it has a ventless rear spine. Never knew that was special. Stamped B.A. VII, FAR 58.

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Re: Ventless rear spine M1915 model

Post by b.loree » Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:51 pm

I have a large front visor, high domed Saxe helme in my collection. It has a ventless rear spine which corresponds to the rest of the helmet's original characteristics. BUT it has been equipped with M91 side posts, original M91 Saxe kokarden and original chin strap. When I bought it 30 years ago, from an antique dealer, everything was there I did not have to source any parts. So we have to conclude at least in my opinion, that yes every Arty helme should have a ventless spine as per regulations but in reality......???
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Re: Ventless rear spine M1915 model

Post by Amybellars » Fri Apr 26, 2019 11:40 pm

I have the FAR 44 marked arty that is ventless and I have two spare rear spines M15 grey metal which are ventless. My other M15 arty helmets as in few dozens are all with vent holes. All cannot understand why the ventless spine is so special that cause the price to surge by double.

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Re: Ventless rear spine M1915 model

Post by Spiker » Sat Apr 27, 2019 5:29 am

Auction results are not necessarily value related Amy . :-"
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