Scarce, Irish Free State Army 'Coal Scuttle' Model 1927 Helmet By Vickers Ltd Number 7501 of only 10,021 With Liner & Chin Strap. HE 875 - HE 875
An excellent condition, original, steel alloy, Irish Free State Army 'Coal Scuttle' Model 1927 Imperial German style helmet made by Vickers Ltd. Vickers made just 10,021 helmet shells all individually numbered. It has its original finish and bronze coloured helmet badge. Inside it has its original leather liner with correct 3 pads, each with their original inside padding. It has its original leather chinstrap with alloy buckle. The leather chinstrap is impressed by the manufacturer ‘O’Donoghue & Co Dublin’ & dated ‘1930’. The inside of the neck guard is crisply stamped V Ltd (Vickers), number ‘7501’ (of 10,021) another partial number which appears to be 'H4**' and '27' (1927 designation). The helmet is undamaged. It is approx. UK size 7 ½. A copy of a contemporary image showing a formation of Irish Free State soldiers marching in full uniform wearing their ‘Coal Scuttle’ helmets is illustrated in image 3). The price for this scarce helmet includes UK delivery. HE 875.
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