Helmet, Flying, Protective, French Air Service

Helmet, Flying, Protective, French Air Service

     

The Roold protective flying helmets were standard issue to French pilots during World War I. They are made from a light weight cork covered with an oilcloth then painted brown.

Donated by Sternheimer Brothers

Physical Description:
French Air Service protective flying helmet; brown painted oilcloth covers protective cork shell; khaki cotton chin straps with white cotton lining; dark brown protective ear pads with brass centers.

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
Roold

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: cork
Cover: Oilcloth
Chin Strap: cotton
Buttons: plastic
Ear protectors: brass
Dimensions
3-D: 14 x 27.9 x 25.4cm (5 1/2 x 11 x 10 in.)

The Roold protective flying helmets were standard issue to French pilots during World War I. They are made from a light weight cork covered with an oilcloth then painted brown.

Donated by Sternheimer Brothers

Physical Description:
French Air Service protective flying helmet; brown painted oilcloth covers protective cork shell; khaki cotton chin straps with white cotton lining; dark brown protective ear pads with brass centers.

Country of Origin
France

Manufacturer
Roold

Type
PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Materials
Overall: cork
Cover: Oilcloth
Chin Strap: cotton
Buttons: plastic
Ear protectors: brass
Dimensions
3-D: 14 x 27.9 x 25.4cm (5 1/2 x 11 x 10 in.)

ID: A19330055000