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
Country of Origin: United States of America
Clothing: 20.3 x 22.9 x 30.5cm (8 x 9 x 12 in.)
Clothing Size: Small
Helmet Exterior Shell: Leather
Lining and Ear Padding: Polished Cotton
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).