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    Smile Leather Baby !!!!!!!!!!

    I just ordered my leather lid....Woo..Hoo. It only cost about $360.00 Conway leather, It ain't the real deal but close enough for me. So I guess I can finally start chanting Leather Forever!!!!!!!


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    PLASTIC'S FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Lost my leather

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    Originally posted by E229Lt
    PLASTIC'S FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Lost my leather

    I thought they were indestructible, say it ain't so.
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

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    My first leather cost $76.00 w/ Bourkes.

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    Originally posted by E229Lt
    PLASTIC'S FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Lost my leather
    So are you using the new Ben 2 that is being issued in New York and if so do you like it?
    I love mine, I especially like the adjustable snap, this way I can tighten it up when I go in so I don't have to ever worry about using that annoying chin strap. Plus its relatively light

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    Originally posted by E229Lt
    PLASTIC'S FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Lost my leather
    Lost your cow brain bucket? Artie, say it isn't so!

    PS: we still love ya, bro!
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    Talking Oldtimer...................

    Originally posted by GeorgeWendtCFI
    My first leather cost $76.00 w/ Bourkes.
    Mine too, George. But let's not admit how long ago that was......... Mine may have been hand stitched by Andy Gratacamp himself, I'm not sure. Stay Safe....
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    Default Re: Oldtimer...................

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    Mine too, George. But let's not admit how long ago that was......... Mine may have been hand stitched by Andy Gratacamp himself, I'm not sure. Stay Safe....
    Did you wear that contraption on your head? Do they still keep those cards they used to punch?

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    Unhappy Bad News..............

    I have a helment collection, 7 leathers, 2 plastic, 2 aluminum, and one fiberglass. All of these were assigned, given, or sold to me at one time or another, and used by me. Bad news is that my very first helment, given to me by my father, is not among them. In addition to those in the "collection", I have a New Yorker and a 1010, as well as 2 Metro 660's in active service. Stay Safe....
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    No, the "contraption" I am talking about is the apparatus that Cairns used to use to get your exact head size. It had about a zillion little arms that fit around your head. When they got it sized, it punched a card that was used as a guide to build the helmet.

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    My first leather cost $76.00 w/ Bourkes.
    After you bought it, did you hafta go back and hay the horses?

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    Originally posted by hfd66truck


    After you bought it, did you hafta go back and hay the horses?
    No, had to go back and and count how many buckets they had.
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

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    Originally posted by hfd66truck


    After you bought it, did you hafta go back and hay the horses?
    It was only 1975. We had real engines by then.

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    Originally posted by firefiftyfive


    So are you using the new Ben 2 that is being issued in New York and if so do you like it?
    I love mine, I especially like the adjustable snap, this way I can tighten it up when I go in so I don't have to ever worry about using that annoying chin strap. Plus its relatively light

    The ratchet is not enough to keep it on your head. You still need to wear the chin strap.............

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    Originally posted by hfd66truck


    After you bought it, did you hafta go back and hay the horses?
    I'm sure that as a "lower than whale scat in the Marianas Trench" Probie...he had to muck out the stalls!
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    Sorry; but a traditional leather would not have worked for me.
    On my wall by my computer is a WHITE Cairns 660 Metro that I wore for several years. When I stepped down as chief, I had my guys and several other firefighter friends and distinguished guests autograph it for me. I believe that the smooth plastic surface made the task of signing it much easier.
    Who am I trying to kid? Of course I regret never having a real leather helmet. I will live out my days unfulfilled and empty.
    I had a leather shield on the front of it. Does that count a little?
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    Chief, have you had a stroke?
    No longer an explorer, but I didn't wanna lose my posts.

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    Thumbs up Hey Bro,..........

    Art, It's not the leather on the head, it's the leather in the soul. Stay Safe....
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    Originally posted by firenresq77



    The ratchet is not enough to keep it on your head. You still need to wear the chin strap.............
    I wish I could argue your point. But I know I am in the wrong by not wearing my chin strap. I just find it to get in the way. Especially since I like to be able to take my mask off quick if I have to and put it right back on,(I do ALWAYS wear my mask) a chin strap makes it tougher to do.

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