The liner and chinstrap are both original to the helmet's WW2 era manufacture. In 1940, an order for 30,000 steel helmets could not be fulfilled by the United Kingdom, so production commenced in New Zealand. (New Zealand) and the New Zealand Railway Workshops using presses and sheet steel imported from Australia. 54,000 Mark II had been made by 1942 (Completed with Australian and British supplied liners used).
Surplus "nPz" helmets were supplied to other Commonwealth and Empire armies. The Brodie helmet is a steel combat helmet designed and patented in London in 1915 by John Leopold Brodie. The term Brodie is often misused. It is correctly applied only to the original 1915 Brodie's Steel Helmet, War Office Pattern.A modified form of it became the Helmet, Steel, Mark I in Britain and the M1917 Helmet in the U. Colloquially, it was called the shrapnel helmet, battle bowler, Tommy helmet, tin hat, and in the United States the doughboy helmet. It was also known as the dishpan hat, tin pan hat, washbasin, battle bowler (when worn by officers), and Kelly helmet. The German Army called it the Salatschüssel (salad bowl). IMAGES ARE my actual CONDITION DESCRIPTION. So if I have failed to show anything clearly? Any questions please MESSAGE ME. Receipt will be issued on request. The item "SCARCE New Zealand Made 1941 Dated Mark 2 BRODIE Steel Helmet 100% ORIGINAL" is in sale since Monday, August 16, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\WW II (1939-45)\Original Period Items\Great Britain\Hats & Helmets". The seller is "phillip_in_new_zealand" and is located in Auckland (aprox. 12,000 "clicks" from USA). This item can be shipped worldwide.