Helmet - Air Raid Warden, World War II

Production date
1941
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Object detail

Description
Helmet, British or Australian type, made of steel that is painted white on the outside and the black inside. Dated from two metal brackets rivetted to the steel helmet outer shell, which are used to attach the elasticised and canvas chinstrap.
Classification
CH classification COSTUME Headwear man
Production date
1941
Measurements
L130 x W300 x H310
Media/Materials description
Steel (Metals - Ferrous)
Rubber (Synthetic Materials)
Plastics (Synthetic Materials)
Cotton (Textiles)
Paint (Surface Treatments)
History and use
This Air Raid Precautions (ARP) helmet belonged to Air Raid Warden Ellen Mouland during World War 2. Ellen Mouland (nee Swan) joined the ARP and her husband, World War 1 veteran Francis Mouland, joined the Volunteer Defence Corps (VDC).
Registration number
H26582

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