Leather helmet (˜1915) In this collection since: 30.10.2014
Fire helmet from Germany. The leather helmet shown here is probably one of the most built leather helmets in Germany. The helmet arose after the first world war. It was derived from the M15 used in the German Army. The army helmet M15 was often converted to a fire helmet. The helmet has a brass comb, the umbrella is enclosed with brass, the side cockades for the attachment of the chin strap are also made of brass. The helmet was worn between 1915 and 1934. On the front is the coat of arms of Westphalia. Below this is the name from the city of "Ampen". Ampen has been a part of Soest since 1969.