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British and Commonwealth WW1 and WW2 Brodie Helmets and Maker Stamps

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The trouble is I'm never actually sure if there'll ever be a complete list of liner makers...new ones seem to keep coming out of the woodwork tho there MUST be contract details somewhere. I guess we'll have to wait for Marcus' book for that.

..but if it's lists you want, a list of Zuck / CPH liner makers would be very interesting.....I gave up on that when it started to look like everyone and his brother made 'em!

 

....sorry, I know this isn't a Zuck thread.

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You can add Zuckerman's here, we can always move them to their own thread later on if there are enough of them :thumbsup:

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Here's a helmet made by J&J Maxfield & Sons Ltd of Sheffield stamped MLS 36 who was both Manufacturer and Steel Supplier and

Steel Batch 36.

Photo's from other sources.

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Here's another British made helmet stamped HS.407 by Hadfields Ltd of Sheffield both Manufacturer and Steel Supplier and Steel

Batch  407, has the US Third Division emblem to front of helmet.

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Hi Everyone, I stumbled on this thread as I was looking for the makers marks of the helmet I've owned for years. I needed the information so I could send it to school with my daughter for their WW2 topic.

Thanks to you guys I now know who made it DSC_0778.thumb.JPG.6d7e78cf624d49bcecead3ee850a828d.JPGDSC_0779.thumb.JPG.1133eb3400763fc4e932f5b78563ae5c.JPGDSC_0782.thumb.JPG.94b21e05aa0e38d2409083804bae07cf.JPG

Helmet:  Harrison Bros & Howson

Liner: Barrow Hepburn & Gale Ltd (not in great condition sadly)

Both stamped 1939 (although helmet marking is difficult to read)

 

 

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Your welcome dd75 thanks for adding your helmet to the data base. 

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Thanks Kenny my pleasure, I've had it since I was a kid in the 80's (I seem to remember making my dad pay £6 for it!!!) so its really good to find out some of its history.

The liner was original in much better condition, but unfortunately it's been tucked away in cupboards a lot for a long time so its no longer as good as it was.

I'm assuming that the G 11 above the makers mark is the batch number.

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Welcome to the forum DD1975, yes the G11 is the Heat/batch number, nice looking helmet. Nice to see the Barrow

Hepburn & Gale Ltd liner don't see them very often, thanks for posting much appreciated.

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Thanks, I've tried to look after it all the digs you can see on the top have been there since I got it. I need to spend some time on the liner see if I can restore it a bit. The lace rotted and snapped and I haven't managed to get it out and replace it yet I didn't want to damage it in the process.

The paint has worn off the rim but otherwise it's not too bad.

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..for what it's worth I'd keep it exactly as it is.....

you COULD do loads to it...along with the ultimate desecration of a re-paint......but it's "been there" and looks like it's "been there"......just sayin'......

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Yes I would have to agree, it's 80 years old and bound to have a few problems, I keep mine in a display cabinet  were they are kept dry.

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I agree with Leon, I would leave it be, original complete helmets are getting harder to find. I have refurbished some of the US M1917 helmets, but only those that have no paint left on them and are missing all the internal parts, basically the empty shell. 

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To be fair that's partly why I left it alone and I wouldn't even consider painting it. 

I will see if it's possible to replace the lace in the liner, but will leave it alone if it looks like being a problem. 

Thanks for the advice guys. 

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No problem, there are reproduction liners and parts available as well as originals. Just got to hunt them down.

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Why not just buy a reproduction helmet, then everything is complete?

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Yes, that certainly is an option. You can buy a newly made one or a refurbished one. Dealers choice. Up to the end user.

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