Joseph P Robinson
are TONS of options to use as helmet stands. Antique
spools are sold all over eBay. Styrofoam heads abound
but I think look poor. Coffee cans, candles and other
homemade items can work and can be inexpensive. The
idea is two fold.
THE HELMET FROM RESTING ON ITS 100 YEAR OLD STITCHES
THE HELMET KEEP ITS SHAPE/FORM
has been a lot of comments about foam in helmets. The
foam is petroleum based and can react with leather or
any organic matter. The question is how inert the foam
is. Some foam reacts in 3-5 years, some not in a long
long time, and some very quickly. Watch to see if the
foam turns brown as oxidation is the key. If in doubt
or to be safe you can cover the foam with linen or
(gasp) tin foil.
stands fail somewhere. This is what I use. I buy these.
A plastic base. Plastic rod of any desired length. A
Styrofoam half head. I think heads fail #3 above.