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Original British Comb Top Queen's Crown Bobby Helmet from the Lancashire Constabulary - Size 58

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. The Traditional Bobby helmet was named after the creator of the British Police Force, SIR ROBERT PEEL, who became Prime Minister under Queen Victoria. This version, known as a "Comb Top", replaced the earlier "ball top" and "rose top" helmets used in many areas. The pattern features a pronounced ridge on the top of the helmet, which is capped off by a silvered fitting some simple designs.

The front Helmet plate has a "Queens's Crown" to top, over a star burst, with LANCASHIRE / CONSTABULARY in a blue enameled circle. In the center of the plate is the Red Rose of Lancaster, the symbol of the county of Lancashire. The "Queen's Crown" indicates issue sometime after 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II assumed the throne. Based on the design, we feel this is probably from the 1990s.

The helmet interior is rigged with its Riot Gear liner with web hook and loop fastener chin strap. The Helmet also is fitted with i's everyday patent leather chin strap as well. The original label is still present, indicating that it is a Custodian Helmet. The suspension indicates it is a size 58 cm. Unfortunately the foam of the liner has started to degrade, which has caused it to become very delicate, having partly disintegrated.

In very nice overall condition and ready to display.

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