Big Red here with a question from "Billy Gibbons"...
So, TAKE FIVE!
"Big Red, The other day you said seven companies made high-pressure liners but then you said there were eight maker marks, what gives?"
Great observation Billy, I see you were paying attention,
The eighth mark was created in early 1944 when the Army chose to redirect the efforts of the Inland Manufacturing facility away from liner production and on to other forms of manufacture they deemed more critical at the time.
Inland’s hardened steel molds found their way to the Firestone manufacturing facility where the Firestone “F” in a shield logo was engraved over the top of the existing Inland logo.
M-1 Helmet collectors affectionately refer to these as
There ya go Billy, Seven companies eight mold-in-marks
if your friends want to know how you gained your intel, tell em
Big Red Says!
FIVE'S OVER - MOVE OUT!
PS, is it ironic that the only member in the band without a beard is actually named beard? - maybe its just me.....