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  1. Thanks Guys. much appreciated.
  2. Seems to be working fine now Kenny.
  3. Working for me but only half of photo loaded.
  4. Here's a nice example of an American made 1917A1 ( Kelly ) helmet made by the ( McCord Radiator Co ) the heat stamp 4B indicates it was made in Feb 1941. Note the leather liner they used in their helmets. Images from an other source.
  5. Victory cup 61 was for Lt Algernon Frederick Baird flying Sopwith Pup B1795 of 46 Sqn shot down on 3rd Sept 1917 South of Bousbecque. Other Aircraft numbers on wall in photo relate to. A3340 - Bristol F.2a of 48 Sqn 3rd Apr 1917 his 35th victory flown by 2/Lt Arthur Norman Leckler ( W/POW ) and 2/Lt Herbert Duncan George ( KIA ). Shot down South of Douai. N5193 - Sopwith Pup of 8th RNAS 4th Jan 1917 his 16th victory flown by Flt/Lt Allen Switzer Todd ( CAN ) KIA shot down near Metz En Couture. A/1108 - Sopwith Strutter of 43rd Sqn 4th Mar 1917 23rd victory flown by 2/Lt Herbert John Green and 2/Lt Alexander William Reid MC both ( KIA ) Shot down South west of Arheville. A6382-F.E 2d of 25th Sqn 3rd Apr 1917 his 34th victory flow by 2/Lt Donald Peter McDonald ( POW ) and 2/Lt John O'Beirne ( KIA ) near Lieven.
  6. Very nice cap have always liked these type of caps.
  7. Unusual repair job to the chin strap mount any idea when this was done, does it look like a period repair.
  8. Welcome MacMac, could be the soldiers initials it's hard to say or the initials of a unit. yes I've seen helmets at high prices a lot depends on condition whether it's a rare maker stamp mark or an early made WW1 helmet, rare Regiment insignias, also help to push the prices up. It's all down to what a buyer is willing to pay for a certain helmet he has not got in his collection, personally I think a lot are well over priced. The helmet you have is a nice looking helmet, any chance of a closer photo of the helmet makers mark.
  9. I've seen adverts for repro Death Plaques and Scrolls, they look very good and they will add the name and details of your relative on them.
  10. Welcome to the forum, looks like German/Austrian City Fire Service helmet, Fritz might be able to help you with this one.
  11. Don't worry to much about who the makers are I know most of them on your list, if you like I will add them on for you.
  12. Yes I remember this one it has the sleeping lion Trade mark for Bury's of Sheffield who made the steel then supplied it to S. Osborne & Co Ltd of Sheffield. who rolled it into sheets before sending it to James Dixon & Sons of Sheffield.
  13. How's this for a 1/10 scale model of the Yamato Battleship in the Yamato Museum Japan.
  14. Sorry to hear of your loss Gildwiller1918, your collection of helmets is looking great, how many British helmets do you have now. Using the baby powder to enhance the marking is a good idea I must remember that.
  15. Good to hear from you again Gildwiller1918, it's been a good few years since we last spoke. I've seen ZG on a list before most lists run from ZA to ZJ minus ZI so you've found an unknown mark in ZN which could be scarce. I've been meaning to update my list, thanks for posting the photo's.
  16. Welcome to the Forum, there looks to be a very faint Z mark in front of the letter C, so I would say the helmet is an American M1917. The letter Z means it was made in America, the letter C is the contractor who made the bowl shape and the number 205 is the Heat stamp or Batch number of steel used. ZC205 is thought to belong to the Edward. G. Budd. Manufacturing Co. It's a nice looking helmet in good condition. Has the liner and chin strap been replaced at some time they look new.
  17. Just give it a wash with a bit of soapy water using a cloth to remove any loose rust and dirt.
  18. Here's a short video of a American 1917 helmet.https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=ww1+american+1917+helmets&refig=30682b291e2940f29f10189109e5cb43&httpsmsn=1&ru=%2fsearch%3fq%3dww1%20american%201917%20helmets%26refig%3d30682b291e2940f29f10189109e5cb43%26httpsmsn%3d1%26FORM%3dVDVVXX&view=detail&mmscn=vwrc&mid=1E45495504E5A1F982BE1E45495504E5A1F982BE&FORM=WRVORC
  19. It's an American manufacturer mark you have found, could you take a photo of the mark for me please.
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