They do look a bit taller than the regular Brodie style helmet used by the Commonwealth nations but that could be a trick of perspective in the photo.
They look like WWI-style 'Brodie' helmets (something I just learned, looking it up ) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brodie_helmet A couple million were produced for Civil Defense use in WWII, so it's likely this is what they're making, as the familiar Mk1 GI Helmet was in production by '42. (again, per wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/M1_helmet )
I have a vague memory of pictures of US troops in the very early part of our involvement showing up for basic training and getting issued the old 'doughboy' helmets.
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Vacuum cleaner production line workers at Siemens's Elektromotorenwerk motor plant. Berlin, 1930.
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