Poland army helmet model Wz50.
This one is made in the year 1961 by the company HUTA SILESIA,
- a former zinc smelter located in Świętochłowice in the Lipiny district.
Following text was translated from https://pl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huta_Silesia
It was established in 1847 as Huta Konstancja. In 1852, Huta Gabor was built next to it. Both foundries in 1857 became the property of the Śląski Spółka Akcyjna for Mining and Zinc Cement Industry in Wrocław. In the sixties of the nineteenth century there was further expansion of the steelworks and then they received the name Zinc Works "Silesia". In 1859, a zinc rolling mill was started. In the years 1885-1895, a zinc sheet rolling mill was built, which before the First World War was the largest plant of this type on the European continent . In 1961, the "Silesia" Zinc Works in Lipiny and Zakłady Cynkowy "Wełnowiec" in Katowice, the former "Hohenlohe" Steel Mill, the Zinc Plant "Silesia" in Katowice, and the "Silesia" Metallurgical Plant in 1984 were merged. In the years 1998-2000, the Lipiny plant ceased to run a business, and the production of the main product - foundry alloys was transferred to the wełnowiec mill . In 2001, the closed facility was bought by MetalCo, where it conducts processing of purchased zinc waste .
To this day, only the western part of the complex has survived, that is, the complex of rolling mill buildings with equipment.
A medium-deep helmet with clearly contoured earmuffs and a small visor and clasp. Inside, there may be a stamp with the abbreviation of the producer and the year of production.
There were three companies making helmets:
KZWMet: KIELECKIE ZAKŁADY WYROBÓW METALOWYCH
HS: HUTA SILESIA
WZR: WOJSKOWE ZAKŁADY REMONTOWE
In the early helmets, the liner was riveted, but later sewn.
In the first years of production, internal equipment was made of one piece of leather and later of two.
Markings found in the liner P.Z.W.R. Poznań
Poznań is a city in Poland.
see also Polish helmets compare