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Title Officer's Home Service helmet spike, white metal
Nationality British
Period c 1879 on
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This is the top finial 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 screw thread is still reasonably sharp. There is some minor denting to the base of the spike, otherwise it is in good order.

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


[Militaria : Headdress : British : 19th Century]

testimonials

The 3 medals have just arrived safely - very interesting. (From your description I was expecting ribbon to be dreadful; personally, I think that the "Russian Front" is beautifully 'aged'.)

M M, UK, 12.02.2013

Just to let you know the two propelling pencils, in the form of pistols, have just arrived in the condition you sent them. Thank you very much indeed for your excellent and prompt service, and I will keep a look out on your site for any other pencils you may have for sale in the future.

M H, UK, 09.02.2011

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