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English: In a 1912 issue of Flight magazine, British inventor W.T. Warren's invention, a protective flight helmet, is demonstrated. Image is often erroneously reported to be a football helmet.

Google-translated passage from Der Spiegel:

"The man in the photo does not play football. The recording is not from the US, but from the UK, more precisely: from Hendon near London. The wall, against which the helmet carrier ran, belongs to a hangar of the flying school of William Hugh Ewen. The owner himself (middle, back) and his chief pilot Lewis William Francis Turner (back left) are in the photo. The Lord in the foreground is her student Mr. WT Warren. And, no, he has not passed the flight test and is just reacting to his anger.

The picture is from the year 1912. Mr Warren was a tinkerer. He introduced his latest invention to experienced pilots: a protective helmet that "will certainly attract considerable attention," as the aviation magazine "Flight" wrote in 1912 to the photo. The leather cap presented by Warren was padded with horsehair; A system of steel springs should intercept any impact, thus reducing the risk of injury. Head injuries were the leading cause of death in flight accidents."

Original German:

Der Mann auf dem Foto aber spielt kein Football. Die Aufnahme stammt auch nicht aus den USA, sondern aus Großbritannien, genauer: aus Hendon bei London. Die Wand, gegen die der Helmträger damals rannte, gehört zu einem Hangar der Flugschule von William Hugh Ewen. Der Inhaber selbst (Mitte, hinten) sowie sein Chefpilot Lewis William Francis Turner (hinten links) sind mit auf dem Foto. Der Herr im Vordergrund ist ihr Schüler Mr W.T. Warren. Und, nein, er ist nicht durch die Flugprüfung gefallen und reagiert gerade seinen Ärger ab.

Das Bild ist aus dem Jahr 1912. Mr Warren war ein Tüftler. Den erfahrenen Piloten stellte er seine neueste Erfindung vor: einen Schutzhelm, der "sicherlich beträchtliche Aufmerksamkeit auf sich ziehen" wird, wie das Luftfahrtmagazin "Flight" 1912 zu dem Foto schrieb. Die von Warren vorgestellte Lederkappe war mit Rosshaar gepolstert; ein System aus Stahlfedern sollte jeden Stoß abfangen und so die Verletzungsgefahr mindern. Kopfverletzungen waren die häufigste Todesursache bei Flugunfällen.
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Der Spiegel magazine
http://www.spiegel.de/einestages/augenblick-mal-mit-dem-kopf-durch-die-wand-a-1083385.html

Archive:

https://web.archive.org/web/20180523203258/http://www.spiegel.de/einestages/augenblick-mal-mit-dem-kopf-durch-die-wand-a-1083385.html

Further background (includes caption for photo in magazine):
https://web.archive.org/web/20170430145616/https://hoaxeye.com/2017/04/29/testing-football-helmet/
Author Flight (magazine) in 1912

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