VINTAGE FDNY WAR YEAR LIDS

NPeruta96

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How do you go about finding out where the member worked based on the id badge on the helmet front? Is there a way?
 

68jk09

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^^^^^The above DV front looks like it was adapted from a Front from another Dept due to the banner type cutout & raised letters....probably just painted the DV*5 across the bottom......in modern times the word "Aide" is not supposed to be used because several years ago the beancounters tried to make it a civilian position so the emphasis was returned to FF in the title as in BN*FF or DV*FF.......also at the same time they attempted to make the MPO "Motor Pump Operator" / ECC Engine Company Chauffer" title into a civilian MVO "Motor Vehicle Operator" the Union was able to show that there was more to that job than driving to the scene & operating the Pumps & that a Qualified FF was necessary .
 

NPeruta96

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How do you tell if a helmet or helmet front is authentic and not a fake or reproduction? I'm starting to build my collection but would like to know some pointers on what to look for.
 

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How do you tell if a helmet or helmet front is authentic and not a fake or reproduction? I'm starting to build my collection but would like to know some pointers on what to look for.
Appearance. If it looks too good to be old and used, it is not old and used. Brand new looking front pieces are brand new. You can also ask the seller what the background is. Authentic fronts often have a story that is passed with it. Although many FFs have fronts from different companies they served in, it is too bad that dealers who get old helmets with fronts from retirees usually separate old fronts from old helmets to make more money with 2 sales.
 

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