Early-WWII Hawley M1 Helmet Liner (Rayon Suspension)
This is an original early-WWII Hawley manufactured M1 helmet liner. It retains non-painted aluminum rectangular washers, a first pattern rayon suspension, and remnants of a stationary leather liner strap, dating the liner's production from mid-1941 to mid-1942. The rayon suspension is strong and intact. It comes complete with its original rayon headband and a size 3 rayon neckband. The body of the liner is cracked and torn throughout, however it still fits inside a steel helmet shell without issue. It appears to have been issued to two different servicemen: most recently, a "Beck" and before him an "E.J., Ho?m." This liner would display quite nicely when paired with an early-war fixed loop helmet shell.