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ON10149

Original U.S. M-1881 Blue Cloth Spiked Pith Helmet with Plume for Volunteer Militia

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Much like our European cousins in the 1880s, the U.S.Army started to adopt spiked pith helmets, often in white, with all brass mounts and occasionally plumes. These were known as the model of 1881.

This particular example is from a Volunteer Militia unit and has the maker and inspection information stamped on the inside of the leather liner band:

Wm H. HORSTMANN CO.
PHILADELPHIA
CONTRACT FEB 10, 1907

CHAS. E. SACKETT
INSPECTOR

Constructed of hard blue cloth with leather headband and all brass mounts and includes original gilded roping. There is also a size marking of 7 on the rear of the liner. The brass helmet plate displaying U.S. Spread Eagle emblem the horse hair plume to top is now a yellow orange color and denote a particular outfit.

This helmet is still in fine condition with little evidence of moth damage to the wool felt napping on the outside. Most attractive and ready to display!

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