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.
Ships 1920s Smoke Rescue Helmet
We are not sure where this example was made and could be English It was used mainly for rescue. They have a striking resemblance to the earlier Sebe-Gorman helmets also made in England. The eye shields are one piece and do not open.... $2400