MODEL 1881 44th NEW YORK INFANTRY HELMET

$300.00

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Item Code: 14-1738

Blue-black cloth covered cork helmet with spike. The body of this helmet is in good condition. There is a black leather edging around the bottom. This edging is complete and shows some minor wear. Around the crown is a cloth band; no chinstrap. Both sides have a small circular, black ventilator. Each side also has a stamped brass side button bearing crossed rifles. In back there is a small brass shield with a hook. Attached to the front is a stamped brass, New York State Seal Excelsior plate with silver number “44” affixed. On the top a brass oak leaf crown base supports a 3” spike. The interior of the helmet is complete and in good condition but shows some staining. The leather sweatband is complete. A round, maker’s label inside reads, “RIDABOSK & CO. / FORMERLY / BAKER & MCKENNEY / NEW YORK.”  [jet]

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