Help Identify A Helmet

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    doctorpepper
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    Help Identify A Helmet

    Post by doctorpepper on Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:44 pm

    Hello,

    I was referred to this website to get information on the Brodie helmet I just picked up.

    The following is copied from my post on World War 2 Buffs on Facebook:  303 

    Hello, I am looking for information about a Brodie Helmet that I was Given,
    Inside it says G.S.W (General Steel Wears) D.P & H (Canadian Department of Pensions, Health and Welfare)
    There is no date stamped on the inside on this helmet, Also, there are no rivets holding the helmet together. I got this from my step dads Mom and it is in rough shape.

    Now, I do have one similar to this one, That one says G.S.W. A.R.P (Air Raid Protection) And this one is stamped 1942. This one not only is stamped with a date, but also has rivets on the helmet that the other one does not.

    Any info would be a GREAT help! Thanks in Advance!

    Jordan

    As Im a "New Member" I can not post the pictures, send me a msg with your email address and ill send the photos

    37patt
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    Re: Help Identify A Helmet

    Post by 37patt on Mon Aug 04, 2014 6:19 pm

    Welcome to the site Jordan

    Your DP&H helmet is one of about 155,000 shells manufactured out of mild steel for Civil Defence purposes.

    The second one sounds like a reject military shell that was used by the Civil Defence organization during WWII. There is also the possibility that it's a military shell re-issued during the post war years to Civil Defence.

    If you have any specific questions about them let us know.

    Eric

    doctorpepper
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    Re: Help Identify A Helmet

    Post by doctorpepper on Mon Aug 04, 2014 7:38 pm

    Hello Eric,

    Thank you for your response!

    Is there any value to the DP&H helmet?
    Also, is it a ww2 helmet?

    I was going to try to restore it, the liner is bad and a lot of rust inside,


    BeauHarper
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    Re: Help Identify A Helmet

    Post by BeauHarper on Fri Nov 21, 2014 5:20 pm

    sorry to post on an old topic, is it possible to see photos? I have a ww2 helmet as well that may have been re painted and re used after ww2 for civil defense purposes... Or possibly just re painted white after the war.

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