Darth Vader and 3-CPO first hit the big screen in 1977. Almost a 100 years before Star Wars these two made their first appearance. This pair of early smoke rescue apparatus date from the mid to late 1800’s and do look a bit familiar. The buzz among collectors is that the Lucas designers found their inspiration here. Tell us what you think! To see the worlds largest collection of rare and odd head gear visit our on line museum at Radio-guy.com