An original British Policeman's helmet dating from the Second World War.
This pattern of helmet was issued to policemen and special constables throughout the Second World War. This example is a standard British MKII steel helmet shell which is painted in the correct deep blue coloured used for police helmets. There is clear evidence of where the word 'POLICE' has been painted to the front of the helmet originally. The underside of the rim bears the maker's initials of 'B.M.B which denotes British Motor Bodies as the manufacturer. There is also a date which is missing the last digit but is quite likely 1940 as these helmets usually have early war dates.
The helmet is fitted with an original liner which is 1940 dated. It has had some parts removed as is obvious in the pictures and reflected in the price. The liner is held into the helmet with an original mid war period small dome head bolt and hex nut which look to be original to the helmet. The original chin strap is also present and again appears to be original to the helmet.
Whilst not in the best condition, this is still an original WW2 Police helmet with some nice features.
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