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Image of 1971.226.005 - Civilian Defense Helmet, c. 1942-1945.  This metal helmet is round in shape and is in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with red, bold painted text that reads "CD", which is the official symbol for Civil Defense. Above the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "BURLINGAME". Below the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "CALIFORNIA". Towards the middle bottom portion of the helmet, there are metal bolts  that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet.  Inside the middle bottom of the helmet, it is painted in white with the metal bolts are connected to metal brackets that are rectangular in shape and holes in the middle of each one with leather gray straps with brass metal holes in between interlocking leather strap. The leather gray straps are looping around each bracket and connecting and tying to a circle made of brown knotted fabric. On the back of the helmet, on the left and right side, there are metal ends on each side painted in white, which are tied to a gray leather chin strap with a metal belt bracket loop on it holding the the fabric of the chinstrap. At the front of the back of the helmet, connected to part of the gray leather straps, is part of the brown leather head adjustment that has two gray metal small objects connect to it. Also at the front of the back of the helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "U.S. GOVT PROPERTY".

1971.226.005 - Civilian Defense Helmet, c. 1942-1945. This metal helmet is round in shape and is in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a white triangle with red, bold painted text that reads "CD", which is the official symbol for Civil Defense. Above the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "BURLINGAME". Below the symbol for Civil Defense, painted in white and bold, the text reads "CALIFORNIA". Towards the middle bottom portion of the helmet, there are metal bolts that connect to the helmet's head and chinstrap adjustments and are spread out on each corner of the metal helmet. Inside the middle bottom of the helmet, it is painted in white with the metal bolts are connected to metal brackets that are rectangular in shape and holes in the middle of each one with leather gray straps with brass metal holes in between interlocking leather strap. The leather gray straps are looping around each bracket and connecting and tying to a circle made of brown knotted fabric. On the back of the helmet, on the left and right side, there are metal ends on each side painted in white, which are tied to a gray leather chin strap with a metal belt bracket loop on it holding the the fabric of the chinstrap. At the front of the back of the helmet, connected to part of the gray leather straps, is part of the brown leather head adjustment that has two gray metal small objects connect to it. Also at the front of the back of the helmet, engraved in white and bold, the text reads "U.S. GOVT PROPERTY".

Object Type: Object