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1950's French Police Helmet -
This is a French Police helmet. As issued in the 1950's.

Very elegant design. Consisting of a black fiberglass shell. A metal enamel emblem is placed in the front. The words "Police" and "FR" are part of the logo. Nultiple brass rivets secure the liner. Complete with a leather chin strap. An Aluminum comb is placed on top. This design is reminiscent of the WWII German firefighter helmet.

Most modern military helmets saw their birth during World War One. The need to address the multitude of head wounds in the trenches was the foundation for the widespread development and deployment of helmets.

This section discusses several of the military helmets of the world.

The helmets from various armies came in a variety of designs. There were a large number of different types developed. In many cases the use of the spilled over into non-military applications such as police and civil defense. most of the helmets during WWI and WWII were constructed of a combination of metal and leather.

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The liner consists of a series of cloth webs. The sweatband is made of Brown leather. some markings have been applied with white paint near the crown.

The author is not aware that this type of headgear is currently being reproduced. However, there is no guarantee that it is not. in many cases it is becoming more difficult to be able to tell the fake ones from the real ones because the quality of the reproductions is improving. The collector must become familiarized with the construction style and materials employed in the manufacturing of this headgear. Attention to the details is critical in order to be able to determine the authenticity of the collectible.

If you have an interest is seeing other French military helmets, you can do so by going to our French Military headgear identification guide. Where we cover multiple pieces.


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Availability Medium Medium Rare Rare Rare
Invest Grade B B B B B

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