Helmet, Flying, United States Navy

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Display Status:

This object is on display in the Barron Hilton Pioneers of Flight Gallery exhibition at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC.

Collection Item Summary:

Alfred M. Pride wore this helmet during the Langley carrier flying trials in 1922.

Collection Item Long Description:

Data Source

National Air and Space Museum

Restrictions & Rights

Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum

Credit Line

Donated by Mrs. Carol Pride Lemeshewsky

Materials

  • LINING - FLEECE
  • OVERALL - LEATHER

Dimensions

  • Clothing: 17.8 x 24.1 x 30.5cm, 0.7kg (7 x 9 1/2 x 12 in., 1 5/8lb.)
  • Clothing Size: 7 1/4

Country of Origin

United States of America

Date

c. 1922

Physical Description

Brown leather flying helmet, football style with ear flaps; brown fleece lining; white bulls eye painted on top. Worn by Admiral A. M. Pride.

Type

PERSONAL EQUIPMENT-Helmets & Headwear

Inventory Number

A19950070000