Original U.S. WWII 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 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, and it looks great!
The liner is correct "high pressure" WWII issue and stamped with a W under mold number 17, 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 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. The sweatband is still present, with the leather in worn condition, showing sweat staining from service. The liner chin strap is also present, a real rarity, and also shows service wear and staining.
A fantastic camouflage M1 helmet liner, ready to display!
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