Adler M34 Factory Fire Helmet
An excellent example that would have been issued to firemen working in the Adler factory prior to and during WW11 in case of fire or air raids. Adler were pre-war and wartime military vehicle manufacturers of utility types or ‘Kubels’, light cars and personnel carriers. In addition they also made civilian cars too like the initial VW Beetle. The helmet is in great shape and is clearly dated 3.05.34 and made by Vorschriftsmassig Lt. Gertz. The M 34 code represents the year this pattern of helmet was introduced so impossible to find an earlier example. Nice clear painted factory logo to front and two ventilation holes either side. This one had provision for the comb but the holes have been plugged. On either side of the helmet you can make out evidence where the national shield decals were once applied. The original paint is excellent with just minor service marks and in view off the decal evidence safe to say it has not been repainted. The leather chin strap is in excellent condition and the leather liner is clearly marked Linnenbrugger & Ellermann Belfield. Below is another ink stamp with writing but we are unable to decipher. The size is marked 56. The original owners name is also written on the liner but again not possible to decipher. All in all a nice original example in good sleepy condition!