Military Helmet
Military Helmet
Military Helmet
Military Helmet
Military Helmet
Military Helmet
Military Helmet


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Collection Tier:
Tier 2

Clothing Accessories
Clothing and Accessories
Men's Clothing
Headwear
Uniforms
World War I ➔ Military Helmet

Identifier:
124589
Description:
This combat helmet, also known as the Stahlhelm is from the Imperial German Army of the German Empire. It was worn during World War I.

This combat helmet is made of steel and features a camouflage pattern. It also has a chinstrap that is attached to the shell. 

The Stahlhelm, which is German for 'steel helmet' was a steel combat helmet created by Dr. Friedrich Schwerd as a replacement to the Pickelhaube. It was introduced in 1916 and saw many design changes throughout the 1900s until it was replaced in 1992 with the Gefechtshelm.
Date:
circa 1918
Materials:
Steel, Leather
Dimensions:
7"" h 9"" w 11"" d
Current Location Status:
In Storage
Source:
Gift Of Dr. And Mrs. Merrill Wells
Rights:

Exhibit/Program
Artifact GR (2012 – 2013)
Artifact GR was a project which invited members of the community into the archives of the Grand Rapids Public Museum, and asked them to write about their experiences.  The resulting submissions were cataloged in an interactive website (www.artifactgr.org) and in a published book (http://www.blurb.com/b/4400444-the-artifact-projectsoftcover).
Makers/Donors
Dr. and Mrs. Merrill Wells

Imperial German Army
The Imperial German Army was formed in 1871 after Germany and Prussia were unified. Upon unification, the army transitioned and combined the land and air forces of the German Empire into a single unit. Soldiers who enlisted in the Imperial German Army received basic training and were required to specialize in either infantry, cavalry, or artillery. After World War I the Imperial German Army was dissolved and was replaced with the Reichswehr in 1919.  
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