White House Secret Service riot helmet - 1970's

Here's something quite rare - a riot helmet from the White House/Secret Service police force. The Secret Service began protecting the President in the 1890's (Wild, Wild West!), and in 1906 a separate organization was formed to protect the rest of the executive branch of government, and later merged as part of the Secret Service. In 1970 the White House police force was renamed the Executive Protective Service - that name remained in use until 1977, so this helmet dates from between 1970 and 1977. At the time, there were only 850 members of the force. Plastic helmet with lifting platic visor and adjustable suspension liner. Officer's name "P.W. England" written inside. Helmet is in good shape, with only minor scuff marks.

height (helmet, earpiece to top): 9"
height (face shield): 6 1/2"
inner circumference: 23 1/2"
weight: 1 lb 14.2 oz

Price: $350

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