View Full Version : German pilots helmet??

04-02-2015, 06:01 AM
Although this is not a propeller, maybe someone could help me with it?
I found this heavy copper pilot helmet.
It is painted in feldgrau.
There are 6 holes to hold a liner, but the interior is not present.
Its made of solid copper.
Have someone seen something identical?
Sorry to ask the question on this forum,but maybe there are some specialists here.

04-02-2015, 06:02 AM
Here's a picture of the inside.

Bob Gardner
04-05-2015, 03:58 AM
Hello Geerste,

I don't know much about helmets, but this is in the style of an early German Helm, possibly from c1913-1914. But I emphasise my ignorance. It might be that German WW1 Flying Helmets evolved from earlier designs not related to aviation and this is one of those. Perhaps a fireman's helmet.

You might wish to email Hermann Historica, an auction house in München which specialises in sales of early aviation material. Please keep us informed.

With kind regards,


04-05-2015, 05:16 AM
Hello Bob,

I don't think it's a firemans helmet.
Mostly these are from leather like the spike helmets from ww1.
There are french copper firemans helmets but it's another design then.
We think it might be from a grave or some memorial.
It's not bronze but also fairly heavy copper.
Strange object it is because of the workmanship involved to produce it.
When making a fake it is strange not to use the same materials as the original.
It might be an unidentified object forever and maybe one of a kind.
Thanks for the tip and the info Bob!
I'll try to contact Hermann Historica.