Original U.S. WWII Named Medic M1 Helmet Liner by Westinghouse with Period Camouflage Paint Job
Original Item: Only One Available. This is a magnificent example of a genuine WWII "High Pressure" helmet liner by Westinghouse, with a very well executed multi-color camouflage paint job on the outside! We have examined it carefully, and based on the colors and wear pattern, we believe it is definitely WWII period. Even better, there is a name and unit identifier stamped nicely on the sweatband!
HOMER A. PHILLIPS
1ST. LT. MED CORPS
Unfortunately we had no luck after doing a quick search for him. There were quite a few “Homer A. Phillips” that came up on muster rosters. We are almost certain that he can be positively ID’d.
The liner is correct "high pressure" WWII issue and stamped with a W under molde number 5, for the Westinghouse Electric Co Manufactured in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania this "high pressure" manufactured M-1 helmet liner is identified by an embossed W in the crown (which is still Westinghouse's logo to this day). Westinghouse was the largest M-1 helmet liner producer and had two production divisions; Micarta and Bryant Electric. The Micarta Division produced about 13,000,000 M-1 helmet liners and the Bryant Electric Division about 10,000,000. Westinghouse Electric Company started M-1 helmet liner delivery in May 1942.
This true US WWII M-1 helmet liner can be identified through the frontal eyelet hole. Other correct WWII features include OD Green #3 cotton herringbone twill (HBT) cloth suspension liner, with the webbing in good condition. This HBT suspension is held tightly within the M-1 helmet liner by rivets and a series of triangular "A" washers. The three upper suspension bands are joined together with the correct OD green string. This way the wearer could adjust the fit.
A fantastic camouflage M1 helmet liner, named on the inside, ready to research and display!
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