Helmet

Item

Title

Helmet

Description

Type E Flying Helmet. Tan coloured cotton 'Aertex' Type 'E' light weight helmet with no lining. The helmet has no internal wiring and black rubber cups that are held in place by a leather ring. Elastic has been sewn into the back nape of the helmet for a tighter fit. There is no chin strap present. Adjacent to the receivers are five snap fasteners. Towards the rear of the helmet two single buckle straps and three snap fastening tabs are attached to secure a flying goggle (not present). Internally, the helmet has grey felt ear pads to reduce external noise. A label sewn on the inside of the helmet reads, "Buffalo Cap & Neck wear Ltd. Size 4".

Identifier

009.500.025

Date Created

1943

Medium

brass/cotton 'Aertex'/elastic/felt /leather

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