Liner, Helmet, M1, Westinghouse, Rayon Suspension

€495.00

Extremely scarce genuine WWII US M1 helmet liner, of the high pressure plastic type manufactured by Westinghouse. This rare transitional version, produced in 1942, features rayon suspension and rectangular washers. Size 6 7/8.

Liner is complete and in excellent overall condition. The original rayon suspension is strong and almost intact -- only one rivet has been damaged. Though illegible, a name is still visible inside.

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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