Item:
ONSV9307

Original U.S. Pre-WWII US Army Officers Peaked Visor by Hastings - Size 7 1/4

Item Description

Original Item: Only One Available. Lack of funding slowed and almost stopped Army uniform modernization after World War One ended and the uniform barely changed until 1926, when General Charles Summerall became Chief of Staff of the United States Army. As a result, soldiers in France, in Russia, and in Germany during the Occupation of the Rhineland continued wearing the 1912, 1917, and 1918 uniforms and carrying 1910 equipment through the 1920s.

In the late 1920s, the new service dress uniform was adopted. It was very similar to the uniforms of World War One, except it had an open collar with lapels and it used gilt brass eagle buttons. This tunic and the older wool breeches remained in service as both a dress uniform AND a combat/field service uniform.

This Officers visor is a lovely, nearly unissued example of the “new” Model 1926 visor. The visor appears to either never been issued or just not worn that often. It is a size 7 ¼ and was manufactured by Sharkey Hat Co. in San Francisco, California. The visor is in excellent condition but unfortunately the leather sweatband is starting to become detached from age. Most of the threading is still intact, but less than half of the stitches have degraded from time and the leather is starting to separate. There is minor crazing and cracking to the russet brown leather visor and chinstrap, but both are still complete and in lovely condition.  

This is the perfect addition to any interwar period collections! Comes ready to be paired with a uniform and display on its own.
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