helmets were used by from the until well into the 20th century. These helmets were modelled on the helmets of the which Captain Sir had seen on a visit to Paris and introduced to the in London in 1868, replacing a black leather helmet. The design was widely copied by other British and fire services. These helmets were made of brass, but those belonging to officers were . Metal helmets are , a safety hazard as use of became widespread, so a new helmet made from a composite of and was introduced in London and elsewhere from 1936. However, during , military-style were adopted, similar to the used by the , to improve protection during air raids. A composite helmet was reintroduced after the end of the war. Traditional brass helmets remained in service in , until 1970.
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Ohio State is undefeated, No. 4 in the country, and has struggled mightily in their last few trips to West Lafayette. So it's no surprise that would want to jazz up the atmosphere for the Buckeyes' visit Saturday with a "blackout," complete with brand-new special-edition black helmets. Via :