Helmet, Flying, Type 1-A, United States Army Air Service

Helmet, Flying, Type 1-A, United States Army Air Service

     

The Type 1-A Flying helmet was the first flying helmet that was standardized by the Air Service in 1917. It remained in use throughout the mid-1920s.

Donated by Mrs. Mary E. "Mother" Tusch

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Service Type 1-A leather flying helmet; slit back with laces for size adjustment; leather strap on top crown of helmet for size adjustment; molded leather ear cups; leather chin strap with slide buckle; leather straps with copper snaps by ear cup; molded fiber ear padding; orange sewn in manufacturer's tag on left inside of helmet (see Incriptions for full text); etched text on left and right molded ear cup (see Marks for full text).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Pilot
Hugh J. Williams
L. J. Gerlach
Manufacturer
Western Electric Co., Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Helmet Exterior Shell: Leather
Lining and Ear Padding: Polished Cotton
Dimensions
Clothing: 20.3 x 22.9 x 30.5cm (8 x 9 x 12 in.)
Clothing Size: Small

The Type 1-A Flying helmet was the first flying helmet that was standardized by the Air Service in 1917. It remained in use throughout the mid-1920s.

Donated by Mrs. Mary E. "Mother" Tusch

Physical Description:
United States Army Air Service Type 1-A leather flying helmet; slit back with laces for size adjustment; leather strap on top crown of helmet for size adjustment; molded leather ear cups; leather chin strap with slide buckle; leather straps with copper snaps by ear cup; molded fiber ear padding; orange sewn in manufacturer's tag on left inside of helmet (see Incriptions for full text); etched text on left and right molded ear cup (see Marks for full text).

Country of Origin
United States of America

Pilot
Hugh J. Williams
L. J. Gerlach
Manufacturer
Western Electric Co., Inc.

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Helmet Exterior Shell: Leather
Lining and Ear Padding: Polished Cotton
Dimensions
Clothing: 20.3 x 22.9 x 30.5cm (8 x 9 x 12 in.)
Clothing Size: Small

ID: A19500114000