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All Fibre Helmet
1942 - 1945
AF Designation
Leather Extensions for Flexibility
Web strap suspension inner construction
All-fibre shell
In 1941, Wilson introduced a mid-price, all-fibre football helmet that was touted as "extremely light in weight - cool and comfortable to wear," so much so that players chose to wear the helmet "whether in action or on the bench..." The all-fibre helmet didn't catch on, due to the superiority of new plastic models introduced by other manufacturers during the same time period. The bottom of the ears of this model had leather extensions for flexibility.
1942 Wilson D275