INDIAN WAR US ARTILLERY MODEL 1881 HELMET PLATE

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In 1872 light artillerymen were issued the new mounted helmet and foot artillery wore the new dismounted shako for full dress. In 1881 all branches were issued a new version of the helmet, and its brass helmet plate was modified by eliminating an overhead E Pluribus Unum ribbon that was liable to break off, substituting a ribbon clutched in the eagle’s beak and stamped as part of the main section of the plate. This helmet and plate remained regulation for full dress until 1902.

This is the 1881 version for enlisted artillerymen, either mounted or dismounted, the plate representing the arms of the U.S. and showing crossed cannon under the shield on the eagle’s breast. The reverse retains three fastening loops soldered in place. The face and reverse show lots of original gilt finish. The face shows just a small bit of verdigris on the upper left inside edge of the eagle’s wing and a small brown spot on the right middle of the shield. Otherwise, a very fine original example.  [sr]

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