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  1. Welcome to the forum Hannah the helmet is British made by J&J. Maxfield & Sons Ltd of Sheffield The Steel Supplier was Edgar Allen & Co Ltd of Sheffield, this could be one of the British helmets used by the American in WW1 and the split pins replaced by rivets at some time. Hope this helps.
  2. Welcome to the forum, the helmet you have is stamp ZC2 you can just make out the letter Z in front of the letter C. The ZC marked helmets were made by Edward G Budd manufacturing Co Philadelphia. The helmet has been Refurbished and Modified with a new leather liner and web chinstrap sometime. between 1932 and 1936 these modified helmets were called the M1917A1 ( Kelly Helmet ). The helmet shell is the WW1 m1917, hope this helps.
  3. Yes filmed at the Ford Plant in Philadelphia this film all ready loaded on page one of this post Interesting film though.
  4. Welcome to the forum apple green is a lighter shade than that, looks more like brown if you look at page one of this post at Brodie Helmets and Liner Variants ( how to date your helmet ) the 1st and 2nd photo's of an early Brodie Helmet in apple green colour.
  5. Go online and search for WW1 Brodie helmets for sale, there should be a few sites selling helmets see what prices they are asking to get an idea what they are selling for.
  6. Welcome to the forum, the helmet you have stamped HS 236 was made by Hadfield Ltd of Sheffield and the No 236 being the Heat/Batch No of steel used. Hadfield Ltd was both ( Manufacturer and Steel Supplier ).
  7. Here we have another made British helmet stamped FS 201 = Thomas Firth & Sons Ltd of Sheffield both ( Manufacturer & Steel Supplier ) with Heat/Batch No 201. Helmet in good condition still has it's liner and chinstrap. Photo's from other sources.
  8. Here we have another made British WW1 helmet stamped LS 21 these marks are thought to be the Leadbeater & Scott Co of Sheffield but this has never been proven. Photo's from other sources.
  9. Here we have another British made WW1 helmet stamped D/A 81 = James Dixon & Sons Ltd of Sheffield ( Manufacturer ) and Edgar Allen & Co Ltd of Sheffield ( Steel Supplier ) and Heat/Batch No 81 of steel used. Helmet has US 91st Wild West Division emblem on front. Photo's from other sources.
  10. Here we have a British made WW1 helmet stamped M/A 1 = J&J. Maxfield & Sons Ltd of Sheffield ( Manufacturer ) and Edgar Allen & Co Ltd of Sheffield ( Steel Supplier ) this has to be the first batch of steel this company produced in 1916, helmet in very good condition for it's age still has it's original liner and chin strap. Photo's from other sources.
  11. Here are a few of the test helmet stamp marks made by the Crosby Manufacturing Company. The Company had their own Steel Lot stamp marks ie- KCco, NCco,and OCco, these were used to identify the different heats of steel made. Other later marks known to have been used by Crosby were WA, and ZAO, the company was involved in early Experimental and devised their own letter codes to identify the different heats of steel produced. Once M1917 production began to speed up, they asked if they could keep their own system of marking, but were told by the Ordnance Department t
  12. Yes more than likely one of their own workers acting as a fire watcher.
  13. Here we have a Zuckerman helmet stamped RO&CO 9/41 = Rubery Owen & Co Ltd of Leeds. Has the name McEwan Brewery On front of helmet, liner is stamped but can't read the name of maker. Photo's from other sources.
  14. Here we have a helmet for the North Eastern Region No 5 Fire Force HQ Aberdeen, no makers mark but has a liner by BMB dated 1940. These type of helmets are getting harder to find these days. Note the NFS logo has been removed at some stage. Photo's from other sources.
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