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Mark I tanker's cruise helmet

Mark I tanker's cruise helmet

Mark I tanker's cruise helmet

LOT 51-0052
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PERIOD 1870 — 1918
COUNTRY United Kingdom 1870 - 1918
MATERIAL
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LOT 51-0052
EAN 2000000512648
LOT 51-0052
PERIOD 1870 — 1918
COUNTRY United Kingdom 1870 - 1918
EAN 2000000512648
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
PERIOD 1870 — 1918
COUNTRY United Kingdom 1870 - 1918
LOT 51-0052
MATERIAL
DIMENSIONS
EAN 2000000512648
United Kingdom 1870 - 1918
Mark I tanker's cruise helmet


Description

Clearly worn Mark I "Brodie" helmet for a British tank crew soldier. A "cruise" helmet with the 1st model cruise visor system attached.

Originally tank crews were issued with the leather helmet and the removable face visor they then fitted these chain mail visors invented by an army doctor Richard Cruise to protect the tank crews and others from shell splinters, they went on later in WW1 to produce the MK II face veil which was spring mounted on the helmet, this is the 1st model.

Original "rough" paint to the shell. Quite a bit of light rust.
Black partially loose with some damage to the leather. Fragile but still flexible leather chin strap. 


Condition
2-
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