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US WW1 and WW2 Brodie Helmets and Maker Stamps


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Here is a US M1917 marked "ZA 244", it has been repainted at some point, probably for parade use or a veterans association. 

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Here is a US M1917 marked "ZC 200" it has the US 5th Infantry Division emblem painted on the front. 

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Here is another US M1917, repainted, with the mark "ZA 178" which is nice and crisp, not all these helmets are so easy to read. 

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Here is a US M1917 helmet marked "ZC 60". 

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Here we have a US M1917 helmet, marked "ZC 131" It has some pitting issues making the mark difficult to see in some places.

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He is another US M1917 marked "ZD 246". 

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Here is another US M1917 marked "ZB 45", it also has the emblem of the US 89th Division painted on both sides.

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Another M1917, marked "ZC 252"

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Another M1917 shell, marked "YJ 161". As with most helmets from the great war, the liners are now most often missing or deteriorated. 

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Here is another M1917, marked "ZJ 292".

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Another M1917, this one has been neglected as it has some obvious rust and pitting. It is marked "ZC 182" 

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Yet another M1917, this one marked "ZB 80", no liner or chinstrap, but it does have 3 holes drilled through on each side, similar to the British version used for tank crews. 

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Here is another US M1917, the stamp is hard to read, but it shows " ZC 113". It has the felt pad and chin strap assembly still present.

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Another M1917, this one marked "YJ 158". This one is missing all the liner components, and has been repainted on the outside with blue and white paint. 

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Here is another M1917, this one marked "ZH 42" It was hard to read so I used baby powder to enhance the letters and numbers, works pretty good most of the time.

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Here is a US M1917 marked "ZB 15", also a close up of the sawdust used to reduce glare when mixed with paint.

 

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Here is another US M1917 marked "ZA 54" complete with liner, no chinstrap. 

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Here is another US M1917, marked "ZC 180". It has the liner intact, however the felt pad has deteriorated away. Additionally there is a painted emblem on the side, that of the US 28th Infantry Division. 

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Here is another M1917 marked "ZB 55". Has the liner intact, but missing the chinstrap.

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  • 2 weeks later...

Thanks, took awhile, but still going strong!

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Here is another M1917 from the collection, It has almost all the original sand based finish to the outer shell, has the liner, but the chinstrap is gone. It is marked "YJ 153"

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Here is another US M1917, marked "ZD 187" This one has both the chinstrap and liner, the wool pad has been eaten by moths most likely. Most of the original paint is still there, however the sand finish is mostly worn off. 

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Here is another M1917, marked "ZC 194", has the liner, but missing the chinstrap.

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Here is another US M1917, missing the liner and chinstrap, only the wool pad remains. This one is marked "ZD 195".

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