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Brand: Vintage World
Product Name: Fireman Helmet MFB (Red Badge)
Model #: FH 101
Design: MFB Merryweather & Cornell Annandale 1906
Key Attributes: Wearable, Quality Hand Crafted, Brass Antique Finish, Leather inner with adjustable Chin Strap, Wooden stand included
Uses: Home Decor, Gift, Souvenir, Collectable, History, Art and Craft.
Product Width: 260 mm
Product Depth: 350 mm
Product Height: 250 mm
Product Weight: 1.15 kg (Helmet ONLY)
Shipped From: Melbourne
Shipping Provider: Australia Post & All Major courier services.
Additional Delivery Information: Estimate Delivery 2 – 5 Business Days
Returns: Easy Return & Exchange
Insurance: Recommended At Extra Cost, Please Ask For Details
Further Information: Visit our Facebook page, Vintage Nautical Australia.
Disclaimer: All of our items are REPRODUCTIONS, handmade (HANDCRAFTED) by master artisans who employ techniques (TOOLS) and traditions that are often centuries old. Some natural blemishes or imperfections are to be expected. These are not product flaws. Instead, they are precisely what make these pieces so extraordinary and beautiful.
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MFB Merryweather & Cornell Annandale 1906 antique finish, hand crafted and engraved fireman helmet. Historical replica, firefighters wore these helmets to protect from heat, cinders and falling objects. Interestingly the shape of the helmets have had minimal changes over the years, however the material compositions have evolved from leather to metals and finally lighter weight polymers and plastics for ease of use.
When one first eyes any of the Vintage World collection of classic 19th & 20th century fireman helmets, one would likely be distracted by its brilliant hand-craftsmanship, its’ intricate patterning on the side of the ornate dragon comb, or by its’ audacious brass shine or copper gleam. But after one moves past the beautiful look of this antique inspired, life-size vintage piece, one might start to wonder why a fireman would have worn something that is notoriously prone to adopting and retaining the temperature of its surrounds, i.e. gets really, really hot? Modern technology has pushed these wonderful helmets into obscurity, and they can now only act as reminders of the glorious past.
First introduced into the British Fire Service in the mid 1800’s these type of patterned helmets were used to fight fires right up until World War 2. Today they are still used for Ceremonial Parades and Royal Pageants and other official functions and events. Vintage World’s beautiful range of historical helmets are inspired by and modeled on the ‘Merryweather’ Fire Helmets with their all-brass/copper alloy construction and detailed high comb, to the complete chin straps. These pieces make great gifts for anyone with an interest in firefighting history, for colleagues with a growing collection of military memorabilia and those friends we all have who just love beautiful, shiny things!
Uncommon, Unique and Priceless gift for Father’s Day, Mother’s Day and Christmas.
|Dimensions||350 × 200 × 290 mm|