Original British Rose Top Queen's Crown Police Bobby Helmet from the Surrey Constabulary
Original Item: One Only. The Traditional Bobby helmet was named after the creator of the British Police Force, SIR ROBERT PEEL, who became Prime Minister under Queen Victoria. This early version, known as a "Rose Top," features a plated top fitting, in the shape of a rose, hence the name. The front Helmet plate has a "Queens's Crown" to top, over a star burst, with the Heraldic running Lion of the County of SURREY CONSTABULARY in the striking colors of Blue and Red. The "Queen's Crown" indicates issue sometime after 1952, when Queen Elizabeth II assumed the throne.
This helmet comes with an early pattern leather liner marked with size 7, and a worn leather chin strap, which has become disconnected from one side. In mature used condition, the helmet most likely dates to the very early years of Queen Elizabeth's Reign. There is some moth damage to the wool covering, and overall wear.
A very good example of a mid 20th century bobby helmet. Ready to display!
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