Original 1942 Dated Canadian Army MKII Steel Helmet
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An original 1942 dated Canadian Army MKII Steel Helmet made by 'Aluminium Goods Ltd' of Toronto, Canada.
This pattern of helmet came into use with the British Army in the late 1930s and was the standard issue steel helmet by the outbreak of war, although the earlier MK1* helmets were also still being issued at this stage. The shell still retains a good amount of its original paint finish and is fitted with a helmet net which appears to be original to the helmet. It has a well used look with some breaks and has been carefully fitted. Pulling this back reveals the maker's stamps to the underside of the shell which include the initials of AG/C along with the 1942 date.
The original liner is present and is in used condition with lots of signs of age. It is not the best example but is held into the shell with the correct large size screw. The rubber cruciform pad to the top of the helmet has broken away but is included with the helmet.
The helmet comes complete with an original chin strap which is in reasonable condition with signs of age and wear with some staining and flaws which is illustrated in the pictures.
All in all a very nice helmet which displays well with some signs of age, mainly to the liner and chin strap.