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British WW1/WW2 Brodie Helmet Maker Stamps

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From halifax courier.! Dec 5 1914

 

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It looks as though they were getting more supplies from home communities, rather than from the , war office.! Was Alfred Bates making helmets before, they where even called for.! Did he create the demand.?

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Interesting story, I agree more research is needed on the LS mark for sure.

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Definately needs research.

If Alfred Bates was contacted by the war office, or he contacted the war office, then there should be some proof somewhere.!

Or maybe a sales invoice from LS (leadbeater & scott), for steel .?

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Not sure if they would keep an invoice for 103 years Kenneth.

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Might be an idea to contact them, if they are still in business 

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I came across this set of markings today but can’t match them to any of the makers in the list. They appear on what looks like a MK II shell

Maybe it’s just me being a muppet but as I said I can’t seem to place them.

Any help appreciated,

Jack

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Jack, is it EB or FB can't make it out properly.?

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Not seen that mark before Jack, a lot of these helmet manufactures used more than one stamp mark, the nearest  I can think of, is it might be a

Fisher & Ludlow of Birmingham stamp mark. But it's only a guess, it could be a lesser known Private maker you've found.

Here's a lesser known stamp mark for Clydesdale Stamping Co. who used a letter S within a letter C stamp mark.

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Here's a couple more unknown maker marks from private manufacturers MXAC3 found on a chief wardens helmet, and ET 1940 found on a Home Guard  helmet.

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