Plasfort helmet

Details
Object number
AIBDC : 008192
Country
Date
1940 - 1945 (circa)

Description

A bowl-shaped helmet, similar in shape to the MKII steel helmet used extensively by the British military throughout the Second World War. Commercially produced for the civilian market, the compression moulded phenol formaldehyde helmet has a raised moulded logo on the underside of the rim. It is fitted with a coated-textile, adjustable liner that is riveted in place with a leather chinstrap. These helmets were bought by private individuals, used in ammunition factories and increasingly worn by civil defence personnel as steel helmets became more scarce after 1940.
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Inscriptions

moulded: "REGD PLASFORT PAT APPLIED FOR" (under rim)
printed: "SIZE 4" (disc under rivet)
Dimensions
Width
285mm
Height
110mm
Depth
300mm
Material Note
plastic
phenol formaldehyde possibly
leather chinstrap
metal strap fastener and rivets
textile liner and size adjustment cord
rubber padding
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