A fine example of a British, WW1 used and manufactured light weight cork and leather crash helmet.
Helmet is in superb damage free condition, and is complete with all fixtures and fittings.
The leather exterior is with some wear, but is otherwise damage free as is the cork crown of the helmet. Interior quilted liner is with wear but is in matching damage free condition.
Chin strap in excellent condition also with the buckle assembly in good working order.
No maker details to the interior indicating that it is not a ‘Warren’ manufactured helmet.
Their is some fragility to a couple of small areas of the leather covering stitching.
A rare helmet.
Britains allies had similar manufactured helmets with the chin strap assembly being a tie cord. The Imperial German Air Force also had a very similar looking helmet with a small peak in use with their own air services.
The ‘Warren”, Curtis patent helmet was manufactured in the UK by Tautz & Co of New Bond Street London and as such carried their own maker details. It is because of this maker that this style of helmet is often, generally referred to as the ‘Warren Pattern Crash Helmet’.
NOTE:- The last image accompanying this listing shows this helmet with the goggles listed below worn on the helmet. This listing is for the helmet only NOT both items.