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    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.

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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by bruce.desertrat View Post
    ....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. .....
    The height of the crown makes me wonder if they were indeed civil defense helmets on the Zuckerman pattern, which was basically a modified Brodie using cheaper steel and adding more crumple space above the head to compensate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    What are those helmets for? The one to the ight of the second women looks huge.

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    Aliens, and accommodation of their oddly elongated heads.
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    Civil Defense.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon View Post
    Manufacturing metal helmets at B.F. McDonald Co. Los Angeles, CA. 1942.
    They made helmets for the logging industry.

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    Yes, they could be aluminum for logging too.

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    Vacuum cleaner production line workers at Siemens's Elektromotorenwerk motor plant. Berlin, 1930.

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    It almost looks like they are running a toy railroad with all the little boxes rolling on 3 sets of tracks down the middle of the work bench.

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