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    Rare WWI German Aviators' Roold Style Crash Helmet. Typically used by German bomber crews, this Roold-style helmet is made of pressed hardened leather with straw-filled bumper pads across the crown and around the brim with a short, stiff brown leather bill. The helmet has side flaps with semi-circle ear pockets which buckle under the chin and a soft leather neck flap attached at the back. The helmet body is painted field gray/green and is complete with the nine-finger tan leather lining and leather drawstring. The helmet's dome is stamped size "56", and the neck flap ink stamped "Flg. Bekl / Döberitz / 1918". Most of these helmets were painted black after the war and used through WWII by motorcyclists, making this unaltered, original example a rare find. From the collection of Dr. Douglas Harman.

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    June, 2013
    8th Saturday
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