Big Red here with a question from "Ted Striker"...
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"Big Red, in a online description of a Rayon webbed M-1 liner, the seller stated that the Riddell head band was missing. What exactly is a "Riddell" head band?"
Great hearing from you Ted,
Describing a head band as a "Riddell" is collector jargon referring to the earliest version of the M-1 liner suspension head band.
This version was made from white rayon fabric webbing. It was cut to length with pinking shears the ends having been dipped in rubber cement. The band was then looped around, the cut ends, overlapped by 1 1/2 inches and sewn together. A sweat pad, made from a section of russet calf skin, was sewn on the front of the band so the leather was on the inside of the loop.
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