These pictures show my only Canadian Helmet. It's the same as the British MK II. I know this helmet is made in Canada in 1941 by the letters stamped into the metal. GSW = General Steel Wares, the manufacturer from Toronto Ontario in Canada. You can see the MK I stamped near the GSW. The letter Y is the lot code.
The liner in this helmet is not original, it is a post-war dutch liner.
After the war this helmet is re-furbished and re-painted for use by the Dutch Bescherming Bevolking. (Civil Defense)
Hopefully, I can obtain an original Canadian-made liner in the future.
I found additional information about General Steel Wares at:
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See also my helmets used by the BB:
Canada Helmet, Steel, Mark II
Canada Helmet, Steel, MKII GSW 1941 Blok Hoofd
United Kingdom Mark III BMB 1944 Dutch BB
The Netherlands M34 Bescherming Bevolking Helmet
The Netherlands MKII BB
The Netherlands MKII BB Block Head
Beret The Netherlands Bescherming Bevolking