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Firefighting Helmet

By pamelajean
Another museum piece, this time in Alton, Hampshire.

Some close detail from a British Fire Brigade helmet, an iconic symbol designed to be lightweight, well ventilated and constructed in sections so it could be easily repaired. It was in continuous use from 1868 until 1938, making it the longest serving helmet in Brigade history.

There was very little colour, so Iíve presented it in black and white.

Grateful thanks to those of you who were interested enough in my Horsepower post to leave your kind votes, comments and awards.


Tags: Headgear Close-up Museum Abstract Black and white Specialist and abstract Exhibit Fireman Hampshire Alton British Fire Brigade

Voters: JuBarney, franken, Split and 46 more

Readers' Choice Awards are given to photos that get over 30 votes



JuBarney Plus
11 36 7 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2020 5:03PM
A terrific abstract
franken Plus
20 5.7k 4 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2020 5:07PM
Interesting, Pamela.
mrswoolybill Plus
16 4.1k 2606 United Kingdom
28 Oct 2020 5:13PM
Wonderfully tactile, I am imagining how many hands have smoothed the metal.
manicam 19 44 1 Canada
28 Oct 2020 6:15PM
Intense contrast , look awesome 👏. Also fascinating detail!

mac Plus
21 15 Scotland
28 Oct 2020 11:39PM
I think you were right in concentrating on a detail, instead of the entire helmet, more interesting! I thought on first viewing, it looked a tortoise!
LynneJoyce Plus
14 22 101 United Kingdom
29 Oct 2020 5:18AM
A fascinating close up. I would like to see and image of the whole helmet for context.
TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
29 Oct 2020 12:17PM
Another fine close-up of the intricate detail, Pamela, and does work well in mono 😃👍
Trev 😀
capto Plus
11 7.2k 33 United Kingdom
30 Oct 2020 10:16PM
Well suited to mono and interesting info.Smile
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
1 Nov 2020 9:07PM
beautifully presented Pamela
and the mono does it justice
Chinga Plus
12 120 3 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2020 7:41PM
Outstanding metallic composition...
Isabel GrinGrin

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