Liner, Helmet, M1, White, MP/Medic, Westinghouse, Rayon Suspension


Exceptionally rare M1 helmet liner of the high pressure plastic type, manufactured by Westinghouse. This scarce transitional version, produced in 1942, features rayon suspension, zinc-coated A washers. Size 7 1/8.

The outer surface has been entirely painted white, maybe for winter camouflage purposes -- unless this liner saw service within the Military Police or the Medical Department. 

Liner is complete and in excellent overall condition. The original rayon suspension is strong and intact.

Westinghouse received a contract for high pressure M1 helmet liners on February 28, 1942 and was the first supplier to make deliveries by May 1942. The earliest liners had stationary, non-removable leather liner straps and rayon suspensions retained by rectangular washers. It is generally understood that the next production variation saw the introduction of A-washers, followed by studs for the removable leather liner straps.


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