British Mark I BS 54
This is my, I think, first British MK1.
The inscriptions are BS 54
BS = manufacturer W Beardmore & Co Ltd (jan 1916 -1919)
54 is a lot code
The pictures below show the helmet uncleaned.
This helmet received new chin strap loops in 1938.
Continued at British Mark I BS 54 part 2
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William Beardmore and Company was a British engineering and shipbuilding conglomerate based in Glasgow and the surrounding Clydeside area. It was active from 1886 to the mid-1930s and at its peak employed about 40,000 people. It was founded and owned by William Beardmore, later Lord Invernairn, after whom the Beardmore Glacier was named.
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