Item 2017.078.2 - British Army Motorcycle Dispatch Riders Crash Hat

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2017.078.2

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British Army Motorcycle Dispatch Riders Crash Hat

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  • 1942 (Creation)

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MK1 Dispatch Riders helmet made by BMB [Briggs Motor Bodies] of Dagenham. Metal shell which has extensive all-over rust. Cream cotton canvas webbing liner straps with padded coarse wool felt liner for additional stability. Tan leather support inside the crown and dark brown leather ear flaps and support at the back of the head which are lined in beige wool flannel with two cream wool felt pieces to cover the ears. This is adjustable by lacing via eight metal eyelet holes with separate black cotton lace. The thin leather chin strap fastens with a metal buckle and is broken away from the right ear flap.
Country of Design: United Kingdom
Country of Manufacture: England
Keywords: Motorcycle rider

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Metal, leather and wool
Colour/Print: Brown

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