VINTAGE FDNY WAR YEAR LIDS

JohnnyGage

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HERE IS A COLLECTION OF TIN 'SENATOR' CAIRNS HELMETS:Screenshot_2020-05-19-22-18-04-1.pngScreenshot_2020-05-19-22-17-09-1.pngScreenshot_2020-05-19-22-16-59-1.pngScreenshot_2020-05-19-22-16-46-1.pngScreenshot_2020-05-19-22-16-25-1.pngScreenshot_2020-05-19-22-16-10-1.pngScreenshot_2020-05-19-22-15-28-1.pngScreenshot_2020-05-19-22-15-44-1.png
Check out the frontpiece on the last helmet.....
 
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nfd2004

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I was just talking to Dan today. For those who don’t know he is on here in the video section titled: Surviving A Mayday.

He’s still on the job up there.

The reason he contacted me is he wanted to know if I’ve been following the YouTube videos called Getting Salty
 

JohnnyGage

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From the BC HOWIE CARLSON collection:
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Lt. Ladder 120
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BC 51
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Placque from his wife on helmet


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Part II: Billy Carlson Collection
 
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JohnnyGage

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More from the Herb Eysser Collection. The seven frontpieces mounted on the board expand the career of DC Walter Friton Div 5.Screenshot_2020-06-08-22-06-41-1.png
 

68jk09

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In the photo one post above DC Friton the bottom photo is Howie's Son Bill's personal Fronts...Fire Patrol*2...ENG*235...LAD*111...LAD*4 (stepped up after their massive 9-11 loss) ....SQ*1....Bill prior to FDNY was also NYPD 83 Pct & is & has been heavily involved with the NY FFs Burn Center as well as the Summer Camp for burned youngsters....always giving...he learned well from his Dad my good friend Howie Carlson ....New York Fire Patrol....FDNY Manhattan Dispatcher...FF ENG*277....Charter Member LAD*175.... FF R*4....LT LAD*120 ....CPT LAD*124...BC BN*51.....CONTINUED REST IN PEACE ALONG WITH JAYNE (who always put up with us hanging out) .....In the video Howie is at 1:55 & again at 6:51........
 
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nfd2004

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Willy D asked me to post these

Some of the helmet fronts Jack Kleehaas worn during his FDNY career
Thanks Brad.

Those helmet fronts are among Chief JKs, "68jk09" collection. There's a few more that might be missing in that photo. We know Ladder Co 108 and Rescue 2 are also part of his resume.

And of course we welcome our newest member, "Dan R" of the Providence Fire Dept here among us.
 

Dan R

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In case you didn't know about "fire helmet fashion" (I sure didn't), here is a chart to help you with your design!
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If this is a "Bronx Bend".....
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Then what is this??
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I believe that second one is referred to as The Boston Crush
 

JohnnyGage

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Here are more from the Herb Eysser Collection. Some frontpieces from disbanded units, also notice the 'short lived' E/L 131 Combo unit frontpiece.Eysser collection.jpeg
 

JohnnyGage

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Here are a few yesteryear high frontpiece lids, some with eagle finials:
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High FDNY Frontpiece:
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JohnnyGage

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More frontpieces from Herb Eysser Collection:
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Some banged up lids that seen better days:
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