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1836Cairns HELMETS established
1845First Hollow brass high eagle that folded up under impact
1905Introduced Aluminum 350 Senator Helmet
1932Change high eagle and 8" front to lower profile eagle and 6" front
1962Vacuum-formed polycarbonate shell introduced
1965Bourke eyeshields receive wide acceptance as eye protection
1974Introduced 770 Philadelphian
1981Introduced 660C Metro
1983Developed first Polyaralyte faceshield lens that was high heat, scratch and fog resistant
1990Introduced Classic 1000
1992Introduced Cairns 1010
1993Introduced N6A Houston, the first NFPA approved leather helmet
2000MSA acquires CairnsHELMETS
2004Cairns 1044 and 664 unpainted composite helmets introduced
2006Defender Visor integrated eye protection for Cairns 1010 and 1044 introduced
2007880 Tradition updated with oak vine scrollwork on brim
2008Defender Visor for Cairns 660, 664, and HP3 modern style helmets introduced
2015COMING SOON! New impact cap assembly offering increased comfort, as well as improved fit and ride