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    Default Can anyone identify this helmet?

    It has FDNY stamped under the rim.. that's it. Can anyone identify it? Looks like nothing I've ever seen.

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    It looks like it's an old Civil Defense helmet.




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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949
    It looks like it's an old Civil Defense helmet.




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    What is that? I don't think I've ever heard of it before.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bchamberlin
    What is that? I don't think I've ever heard of it before.
    Oh never mind. I know what you're talking about now. I was trying to learn some history on this thing. Can't find much online.

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    Could be an old (1920s) New York Fire Patrol helmet .... ?

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    Civil defense..probably used during WW2....

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    Its a civil defense helmet and was kept in some of the shelters - have one exactly like it in my collection.

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    It's Civil Defense, Auxiliary Fireman.

    They had a whole set of symbols based on your occupational speciality, or whatever it was called back then!

    http://www.ci.fort-collins.co.us/oem/civildefense.php

    Little tough to tell, but I'd assume being worn by these gentlemen:

    http://www.d90.us/fire/NYC_Indian_Pump.jpg

    That was a photo I found on the Library of Congress' Farm Security Administration photo archive site.

    It's NYC Auxiliaries drilling in WWII; and yes, the guys at the top of the ladder are wearing Indian Tanks -- idea was to use the pump cans to extinguish roof top fires started by incendiary bombs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FirstDueCTVol
    Its a civil defense helmet and was kept in some of the shelters - have one exactly like it in my collection.
    Is there a particular value on something like this?

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    Is this the same helmet being discussed here?

    http://forums.firehouse.com/showthread.php?t=81462
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