We have always considered and collected these commercial masks and helmets as industries tribal art. Examples can be elegant in their simplicity or bazaar and complex. They are always unique, suprising and filled with personality.
1930s German Factory Worker Suede Protective Head Gear
This is a rare and unique early safety helmet. The helmet has a connection for oxygen and a glass window with aluminum frame. The top is modeled after Pith Helmet with the whole device covered in suede. I always thought these helmets have a tribal feel. Think of them as industries tribal art. Museum Stand included. 24 in.Hx16 in.Wx16 in.D $2,800