PALMGRENS TYP 1
Palmgrens Type 1 leather flying helmet, size 56.
This 1930's Flygvapnet flying helmet consists of five segments of soft black leather, structured around a centerpiece running from the top to the rear.
Inside, it is lined with quilted black cloth and marked with a white 56 ink stamp.
The helmet is fitted to the wearer’s head by means of a leather strap sewn onto the left cheek and a two-ring buckle with riveted leather fitting and strap guiding loop on the right cheek.
Covering the ear openings are two sewn-on pressed leather pockets for radio earphones or Gosport tubes. Two adjustable leather straps and small metal buckles are securing the inserted receivers.
On the rear, we find a single goggle strap retaining loop made of leather secured by a press stud.
There are no provisions for attaching later style oxygen masks, while early style masks had their own proper strap arrangement (e.g. the Types A-7 and A-8).