[World War One Doughboy Helmet]

One of 19 objects in the series: Alvin Mansfield Owsley Collection, 1904-1972 available on this site.

Description

Doughboy helmet owned by Alvin Mansfield Owsley during World War One, made of steel with an anjustable leather chin strap. Officially known as the M1917 Helmet, it was also known colloquially as the dishpan hat, tin pan hat, washbasin, battle bowler, and Kelly helmet.

Physical Description

1 helmet : steel and leather

Creation Information

Creator: Unknown. Creation Date: Unknown.

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This physical object is part of the collection entitled: World War One Collection and was provided by UNT Libraries Special Collections to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 606 times , with 59 in the last month . More information about this object can be viewed below.

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Doughboy helmet owned by Alvin Mansfield Owsley during World War One, made of steel with an anjustable leather chin strap. Officially known as the M1917 Helmet, it was also known colloquially as the dishpan hat, tin pan hat, washbasin, battle bowler, and Kelly helmet.

Physical Description

1 helmet : steel and leather

Notes

The doughboy is a steel combat helmet, designed and patented in Britain by John Leopold Brodie; it was eventually manufactured domestically for U.S. troops.

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World War One Collection

Materials focusing on the WWI era from 1914 to 1918. In addition to materials that were actually created during the time period, the collection may include modern studies and commemorative works about the era.

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Added to The The Portal to Texas History

  • Sept. 4, 2014, 1:42 p.m.

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  • Sept. 29, 2016, 1:28 p.m.

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[World War One Doughboy Helmet], physical object, Date Unknown; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc333050/: accessed April 23, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.