It was determined that they absorbed moisture and the design was quickly changed to the more common brown leather covered pads. Seldom seen in their original packaging. Labels indicate : Front/Thick , Crown/Thick and Large Back/Thick.
Not dry and brittle , however the. Front Pad shows some age cracks (see photos). Adhesive backing is old and may require new adhesive to install in a helmet.
Photos are of the actual items you will receive. Good condition for being nearly 50 years ol. Be sure to check out my other military flight gear related items that I have listed.The item "NOS MSA SPONGE RUBBER SIZING PADS for EARLY APH-5 PILOT FLIGHT HELMET" is in sale since Tuesday, January 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1954-60\Original Period Items". The seller is "70gt500" and is located in Camas, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Finland, Australia, Portugal, Japan, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Norway.