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Henry VIII’S Horned Helmet, 1500'S : The horned helmet was part of a gift from the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I to King Henry VIII of England

VAJEN BADER SMOKE HELMET The Vajen Helmet revolutionized firefighting in the late 19th c. Allowing firemen to carry their own oxygen supply and giving full protection to the men from smoke and falling debris. Made in Indiana the mask label lists patents from 1891 to 1900. It is the science fiction aspect of it that captures the imagination. The round eyes have mica for fireproof viewing and even condensation wipers. This example is in remarkable condition. ht on base 23 in. 18.5 x 10 x 16…

The Field Armor of King Henry VIII of England “This impressive armor was made for Henry VIII (r. 1509–47) towards the end of his life when he was overweight and crippled with gout. Constructed for use on horse and on foot it was probably worn by the king during his last military campaign, the siege of Boulogne in 1544.”