WWII Navy Seabee Officer's Hard Hat

MSA 'Skullguard' has several patents listed on the interior label, the latest of which dates to 1933. Exterior is painted haze gray with black band and patch behind silver and gold painted Navy officer's insignia. Interior has liner with worn brown leather sweatband and adjustable suspension, crown with paper label listing size "7". Crown has some scuffs and brim has a shallow bend on one side from impact. The gentleman we acquired this from indicated that it had belonged to a Seabee officer. An interesting piece of headgear!


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