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Title Home Service officer's helmet cloverleaf mount, gilt
Nationality British
Period c 1879 on
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This is the cross piece for the volunteer infantry officer's Home Service helmet, worn between 1871 and 1914. The Home Service helmet was made of cork and covered in blue cloth or sometimes dark green or grey wool with a linen lining. These helmets were influenced in their design by the Prussian picklehaube of the 19th century.

The condition is excellent, with some minor buckling and virtually all its gilt finish remaining. However, one of the rosettes and the securing nuts are missing.

If you want to comment on this item—re quality, age, etc—please email me.


[Militaria : Headdress : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

Just a brief note to confirm that the sabre has been delivered today. All is as it should be. I have to say I’m impressed with the ‘custom’ packaging, obviously essential in your line of business. I have made a very quick inspection of the sword & it fully lives up to your accurate description, very pleased with the purchase.

M B, UK, 18.06.2015

Thanks for the excellent service. I am really happy with my purchase. I look forward to buying from you again.

M S, USA, 21.03.2009

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