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Image of 1976.085.003 - Air Raid Warden's Helmet (WWII), c. 1914-1918. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a a triangle with a red symbol resembling some wings over four long round shapes, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Medical. On the back of the helmet on the inside border, it is surrounded by white metal bracket ends with holes connecting to small brass knobs with a brass wire bent on each. The brass knobs are tied to the brown leather head adjustment with a yellow cloth fabric stitched underneath. The brown leather head adjustment has four silver holes towards the back of the helmet that is tied together with brown shoelaces made of fabric. On the left and right side of the back of the helmet, there are two metal brackets painted in white tied to metal loops on each side that are tied the yellow fabric chinstrap in the middle that goes around the brown leather head adjustment. Part of the yellow chinstrap has a metal loop bracket to adjust the chinstrap. In the top middle of the back of the helmet, in a white and blue circle, above a big "V", printed in blue and bold, the text reads "VICTORY  /  HELMET  /  BAILEY  /  HAT CO.  /  L.A.". On the outside border of the left side back of the helmet, engraved in bold, the text reads "S S F", with the words "S S F" is spaced out. On the outside border of the right side of the back of the helmet, engraved in bold, the text reads "F A 19", with the words "F A 19" is spaced out.

1976.085.003 - Air Raid Warden's Helmet (WWII), c. 1914-1918. This metal helmet is round in shape and is painted in gray. In front of the top center portion of the helmet's head, there is a blue circle with a a triangle with a red symbol resembling some wings over four long round shapes, which is the symbol for Civil Defense Medical. On the back of the helmet on the inside border, it is surrounded by white metal bracket ends with holes connecting to small brass knobs with a brass wire bent on each. The brass knobs are tied to the brown leather head adjustment with a yellow cloth fabric stitched underneath. The brown leather head adjustment has four silver holes towards the back of the helmet that is tied together with brown shoelaces made of fabric. On the left and right side of the back of the helmet, there are two metal brackets painted in white tied to metal loops on each side that are tied the yellow fabric chinstrap in the middle that goes around the brown leather head adjustment. Part of the yellow chinstrap has a metal loop bracket to adjust the chinstrap. In the top middle of the back of the helmet, in a white and blue circle, above a big "V", printed in blue and bold, the text reads "VICTORY / HELMET / BAILEY / HAT CO. / L.A.". On the outside border of the left side back of the helmet, engraved in bold, the text reads "S S F", with the words "S S F" is spaced out. On the outside border of the right side of the back of the helmet, engraved in bold, the text reads "F A 19", with the words "F A 19" is spaced out.

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