For sale here is a great looking US WW1 Army Air Corps Aviation Flight Helmet. The helmet is made of brown leather and is lined in a mesh backed wool material. All of the hardware is brass.
The snaps are maker marked by U. The snap is easily functional on both of the male snpas. All of the brass fittings including the snaps and ear hole grommets are covered in heavy gooey green patina that is common where brass meets leather. The leather is supple and strong, but i haven't been pulling on it too much. There is a small spot of seem separation at the lower rear, and there appears to be a few areas of stitching loss, but the helmet is strong and has no major issues.The inside of the helmet shows heavy wear and lining loss, especially at the lower back on on the chin straps. The only markings that i can find on the helmet are on the backs of the male ends of the snaps. It does look like there was once a tag stitched to the outside back of the helmet, but it is no longer there. The is a small helmet, and based on the way it fits the glass head, i would guess it is a 6 7/8 or possibly a 7.
This is a rare piece to find and will display well in your collection. Please feel free to ask any questions that you may have. Please take a look at my other great items!
The item "US WW1 Aviator Pilot Leather Flight Crash Helmet. Nice" is in sale since Tuesday, September 1, 2020.This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW I (1914-18)\Original Period Items\United States\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "cadencemilitaria" and is located in Lenoir, North Carolina. This item can be shipped worldwide.