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Vintage English Bobby Custodian Helmet Dorset & Bournemouth Constabulary 1960s


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This is an authentic British custodian helmet worn by an officer of the Dorset & Bournemouth Constabulary.  The Dorset & Bournemouth Constabulary was formed in 1967 through a merger of the two separate constabularies and in 1974, when Hampshire constabulary was added, their name was changed to the Dorset Police.  So, this helmet dates to between 1967 and 1974.  It was made by Christy’s, a well-known English hat manufacturer and retains its paper size label 6 5/8 - the sweatband is also stamped with the Christy’s logo.  It is complete with badge and “cockscomb” top, but is missing its chin strap.  As noted, it is a size 6 5/8, so small.  It is in very good condition with no notable wear.  Fun display item - great if you have a small head…..