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c. 1945 Streamline Strap Exposed Fibre-Crown Helmets
Dates of Manufacture:
Streamline Strap Exposed Fibre Crown Helmet
1938 - 1952
AF Designation
1942 Wilson D288
1940 Goldsmith 74
Fibre-Reinforced Molded Leather Body
Exposed Fibre Ventilated Crown
Multiple Forehead Design Options:
Square, Wing, Shield
The Streamline Strap Exposed Fibre Crown Helmet is a variant of the Exposed Fibre Crown Helmet in which 2-3 leather or fibre reinforcing straps are added longitudinally on the crown. As with other exposed fibre crown models, the Streamline Strap typically possessed a padded forehead in one of several design patterns. 4-Strap Exposed Fibre Crown Helmets were primarily sold as an entry level helmet for youth players.
Leather or Fibre Reinforcing Straps in Streamline 4-Strap Pattern
1942 Wilson D290