Wilson Ath. Goods Mfg. Co. (Manufacturer)
Dimensions / Weight
Dimensions: 10" H x 8.5" W x 9" D
M-1938 helmet, leather exterior which is painted green. Interior tanned brown with stencil reading: ďWilson Ath. Goods Mfg. Co.Ē
This sturdy leather helmet design was modified from football helmets designed by the Wilson Athletic Goods Company.
The closed environment found inside a combat tank created the need for a protective helmet that was not as large or heavy as standard steel helmets but would still provide protection for the crewman, largely from bumping his head inside the tank.