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    thegate
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    Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by thegate on Tue Dec 09, 2014 4:14 pm


    " Helmet, Brodie Mark I, on 1916 ".
    When the first conflict world sank into a trench warfare, which is indeed led with missiles to dispersal shells of shrapnells etc, three quarters of the wounded persons wore hurts in the head, among which 88 % were mortal.
    It is thus for that reason that the French estate management created the first modern helmet in 1915: the helmet Adrian model 15.
    With the arrival of the helmet Adrian on the heads of the French soldiers in June , 1915, drew the attention of a special commission, which decided to order 495 copies, which will be delivered in 1st, 2nd and 3rd british army as experiment.
    In spite of favorable notices on the ground, the helmet Adrian was rejected by "War Office" of London for an ineffective protection and a too complex manufacturing.

    It is thus during this period of search for a helmet for the British strengths, that the engineer John Leopold Brodie proposed his patent of helmet of manufacturing simple and protecting enough the head as well as the shoulders of a soldier in position in a trench.
    The liner is unfortunately missing.
    source: W.W.H.FORUM

    Sory for my english


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    Re: Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by 37patt on Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:46 pm

    While the makers mark FKS has not been positively identified it is probably Thomas Firth & Sons Ltd. in the UK.

    Interesting to see that the chin strap is intact while the entire liner is missing, it's usually the other way around.

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    Re: Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by thegate on Wed Dec 10, 2014 6:08 am

    Yes I agree with you.
    If there is somebody who has a liner, made me signs.

    Thanks !

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    Re: Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by 37patt on Wed Dec 10, 2014 7:19 pm

    It will be very difficult to replace the liner because the rivet in the crown is used to secure it in place.

    You would have to remove the rivet, which would destroy it, to add the liner. In addition the chin strap may be threaded through the liner as well and there is a good chance you would have to cut the thread and/or the rivets holding it together.

    I would leave it alone and look for another one that is complete. As it stands it's a fairly good representative piece.

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    Re: Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by thegate on Thu Dec 11, 2014 7:22 am

    You are well right, I not touch.
    Thank you

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    Re: Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by 37patt on Wed Dec 17, 2014 3:27 pm

    I don't know if you are on Canadian Gun Nutz, but there is a gentleman selling a Mk I helmet for 235.00.

    Split rivets for the chin strap lugs, intact chin strap and a very complete liner.

    Good luck

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    Re: Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by thegate on Thu Dec 18, 2014 9:50 am

    Thanks, but I am from Quebec.

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    Re: Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by 37patt on Thu Dec 18, 2014 11:32 am

    Not sure I understand your last post. Being from Quebec wouldn't make any difference, people will ship there as well.

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    Re: Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by thegate on Thu Dec 18, 2014 1:17 pm

    OK! Thanks, It's me who badly understood Wink Very Happy

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    Re: Helmet, Brodie Mark I

    Post by 37patt on Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:09 pm

    No problem thegate, we all have moments like that.

    Just remember that your English is way better that my French will ever be - you are lucky.

    All the best.

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