c. 1965
7 in HIGH x 8.5 in WIDE x 12 in DEEP
(17.78 cm HIGH x 21.59 cm WIDE x 30.48 cm DEEP)
Gift of the Women's Board White Elephant Sale

"What's Going On? California and the Vietnam Era" Exhibition at the Great Hall, August 28, 2004-February 28, 2005.

Helmet, used by the Oakland Police Department in the 1960s. It is made of metal painted light blue on the top and royal blue at the bottom; it has a visor in the front made of black plastic; a gold color band with three snaps attaches the visor to the helmet. The helmet is fastened with two vinyl side straps, whichattach to a nylon strap at center. This nylon strapholds in palce a white plastic chin piece; the strap closes on one side with a snap. Inside the helmet has a white plastic liner whith straps that hold a piece of white foam at the center of the crown.There is a tag inside that reads "Buco, protection thru research." Another tag lists the helmet patents.

This helmet was used by the Okland Police Department in the riots of the 1960s.

Used: Oakland Police Department

Bookmark and Share