The Adam Park Project


Helmet Chin Strap

Item Information:

Catalogue Number: 17/4/002 Source: TAPP Archaeology Surveys Location: No.17 Adam Park Report No: Report No.3 Artifact Type: Webbing Production Date: 0007-04-19 00:00:00 Dimensions of Item: 23.8mm x 2.05mm. One of the longer sides has a protective sleeve of 3.00mm thickness giving an overall width of buckle of 12.20mm. Copyright with The Adam Park Project

Other Description:

Item 17/4/0002 is thought to be the remains of the spring and clip found in the chinstrap of a British Brodie steel helmet. The spring was found partially stretched out and deformed however the compressed section has 19 coils in a measurement of 14.40mm and there are another 67 loser coils which in theory makes the total length of the fully compressed coil approx 65mm.

Historic Context:

Chinstraps to the helmets would often be lost in or removed by the wearer especially if the helmet was a suitably snug fit.

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