M-1 Helmet with type 1 Westinghouse liner

M-1 Helmet with type 1 Westinghouse liner

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McCord 'fixed bail' M-1 steel shell with type 1 Westinghouse liner. The steel shell has its original 11 row weave OD3 chinstraps with brass raised bar buckle. The heat stamp is 99C. The Westinghouse liner is a rare type 1 that features rayon suspension, rectangular steel washers and fixed leather chinstrap with square slide buckle, production 1942. The suspension is complete with rayon headband and neckband.
The liner of this set is presented in my M-1 Helmet book as the type 1 High Pressure plastic liner (pages 44 and 172-173 of the 2007 Limited Edition and pages 48 and 180-181 of the 2010 Schiffer Edition).
Both the steel shell and liner have their original paint. A name is written on the long chinstrap of the steel shell which seems to read 'Wilow'. It appears the same is on a V loop of the liner suspension but it is hard to read.
Early production helmet sets in good shape and 100% original are becoming exceedingly hard to find. This helmet is such a gem and it will make a great addition to a collection. Plus the liner is featured in a book! The helmet has been in my collection for a long time but its time for a new home. View the many photos.

This is a helmet from the M-1Helmet.com collection.

€ 1,350.00