MODEL 1881 1ST NEW YORK CAVALRY HELMET

$650.00

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Item Code: 14-1730

Black cloth covered cork helmet with plume.

The body of this helmet is in good condition. There is a black leather trim running around the bottom edge. This edging is complete and shows only minor wear. Both sides have a small circular vent.

Around the base of the crown is a black leather band with chinstrap. The chinstrap is anchored by two stamped brass side buttons with crossed sabers. Attached to the front is a large stamped brass spread-winged eagle with a New York Excelsior plate with a cutout number “1” over crossed sabers. The top of the crown has a yellow horsehair crest attached to a brass post minus any decoration. The base is a brass cone that tapers into a plain single post ending with a rosette at the top.

The interior of the helmet is in good condition. The ox-blood colored leather sweatband is perfect. It meas. approx. 1.50 inches in height and is complete all the way around. The rest of the interior is clean with only light wear to the visor lining.

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