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    WWI U.S. Air Service Western Electric Type 1-A Flying Helmet and Airplane Interphone Type S.C.R. 57. The Western Electric Type 1-A was the first helmet to incorporate radio telephone communication equipment and saw limited use at the end of the war. The russet brown leather helmet is lined in flannel and laces in the back for a snug fit. The crown of the helmet is also fitted with an strap and buckle for further adjustment. There are leather housings for earphones mounted on each side (earphones lacking). Tag mounted on the inside reads "Western Electric Co. Inc. / No. 1-A Helmet / Medium Size". This example is complete in worn but very good condition. It is accompanied by a U.S. Army Signal Corps Western Electric Type S.C.R. 57 Airplane Interphone assembly in the original stained wood box. The interphone appears complete less the batteries. From the collection of Dr. Douglas Harman.

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