Antique WWI/II Brodie Steel Trench Doughboy HELMET 11A w/ Unusual Leather Liner

Antique WWI/II Brodie Steel Trench Doughboy HELMET 11A w/ Unusual Leather Liner Description
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supersize image Here we have a vintage WWI/II era Brodie steel combat helmet, otherwise known as the doughboy helmet, dishpan hat, tin pan hat, washbasin, battle bowler (when worn by officers), and Kelly helmet. It was introduced in 1915 to better protect soliders that had been going into battles wearing cloth, felt or leather headgear that had been offering scant protection from modern weapons. The helmet's soup-bowl shape was designed to protect the wearer's head & shoulders from shrapnel shell projectiles bursting from above the trenches. This helmet bears a raised textured grit outer surface, making it easier for a soldier to adjust their helmet with muddy hands during heated battles in the damp trenches of rural France. This example features an unsual leather liner that sports a padded center which must have made this particular helmet much more comfortable than most others. To our understanding as general antiques dealers and not military afficionados, a number of doughboy helmets were refurbished, or otherwise
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