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by Nacuaa
Fri Jan 22, 2021 8:40 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Austro-Prussian War Personalities in Photographs
Replies: 0
Views: 494

Austro-Prussian War Personalities in Photographs

Very interesting spectrum of personalities and uniform variations of the 1860's.

https://www.ebay.de/itm/48-CDVS-PREUsEN ... SwYi1gAuSq
by Nacuaa
Fri Dec 25, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Manufacturing
Topic: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.

An astute sociological analysis.
by Nacuaa
Thu Dec 24, 2020 5:22 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Manufacturing
Topic: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.

LOL.... What a great perspective!! Puts a whole new spin on that work space.
by Nacuaa
Tue Dec 22, 2020 7:39 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Manufacturing
Topic: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.

Having worked on a number of these I have always found it easier to put the spike on last so the more I can learn about the process the better. I have not seen a photo of how the leather helmet body is produced. I'll pay more attention and keep what I find on line. Thank you for getting us in to thi...
by Nacuaa
Sun Dec 20, 2020 6:38 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Manufacturing
Topic: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.
Replies: 19
Views: 563

Re: Looks to be a liner to Pickelhaube bead roller.

I wonder what the women in the back are working on? They appear to be all grey helmets with spikes.
by Nacuaa
Mon Dec 14, 2020 7:11 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Saxon Shako Plates
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Re: Early Saxon Shako Plates

Thank you so very much! It does look like an 1867-style shield on a Garde Reiter star. Greatly appreciated.
by Nacuaa
Sun Dec 13, 2020 4:03 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Saxon Shako Plates
Replies: 2
Views: 457

Early Saxon Shako Plates

Jan Kube's book Militaria; A Study of German Helmets and Uniforms 1729-1918 published 1990. Page 64 Figure 110 shows a Saxon non-commisioned officer's shako from 1832-1846. The on-line copy of the Kube book is fuzzy. Does anyone have a clearer picture or a picture of an original plate? It looks very...
by Nacuaa
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Lisbon Museu Militar 2
Replies: 4
Views: 389

Re: Lisbon Museu Militar 2

That Prussian pickelhaube with the plume mount is also of interest. Its hard to get any information on those for the early 1842 model.
by Nacuaa
Thu Oct 08, 2020 10:30 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Lisbon Museu Militar 1
Replies: 3
Views: 337

Re: Lisbon Museu Militar 1

Thank you! I have a kurassier helmet with that same visor configuration. I had never seen it anywhere exactly else as most have visors with a wider spread. It reminds me of the front end of semi-truck but I love it. I wonder if it is a musician's helmet then with that plume.
by Nacuaa
Wed Jul 29, 2020 11:51 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Belt Buckle
Replies: 7
Views: 928

Re: Belt Buckle

I've always loved these field buckles. I like the patina especially on this one. Helmets are great but there's nothing that connects you more to an actual soldier than the object marked by the imperial crown and battle motto for the act of putting on your trousers and harnessing up your gear every m...
by Nacuaa
Mon Jul 13, 2020 5:37 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Enlisted JzP Regt 5
Replies: 12
Views: 1352

Re: Enlisted JzP Regt 5

This has always been my favorite helmet.
by Nacuaa
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:40 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Ok... it looks like a refitted Swedish Lievgarde helmet. You are right the eagle wings were separated and re-attached lower down.

https://www.bukowskis.com/en/lots/93187 ... th-century
by Nacuaa
Tue Mar 17, 2020 1:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

While we await Arran to reveal more of his fantastic acquisition, I wonder if anybody has any remarks about this piece from an auction last November. It sold for $1800.00. It looks to me like a refitted Prussian kurassier helmet. The eagle is unique with its down turned wings as are other details su...
by Nacuaa
Sun Mar 01, 2020 8:20 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: My First of 2020
Replies: 12
Views: 3537

Re: My First of 2020

I'll be very interested to see your analysis. Thank you for posting this.
by Nacuaa
Thu Jan 09, 2020 9:31 am
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Guard Wappen Without Bandeau Etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

Re: Guard Wappen Without Bandeau Etc.

I don't have the ability to load pictures. I notice that it is about a third smaller than a standard guard eagle so I suspect it is for a non-military department. I had a forestry service eagle from the 1850's but the eagle stood on a trumpet but it was very similar to this one. Thanks
by Nacuaa
Wed Jan 08, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Wappen/Helmet Plates
Topic: Guard Wappen Without Bandeau Etc.
Replies: 2
Views: 2611

Guard Wappen Without Bandeau Etc.

Is anyone familiar with a plate I have seen that is a standard guard eagle with spread wings and Prussian crown but lacking the sword, orb and bandeau. It is just the eagle without anything in its talons. Is this for burgerwehr or police? Some colonial eagles have empty talons but the crown is very ...
by Nacuaa
Thu Dec 19, 2019 7:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?
Replies: 5
Views: 1802

Re: Livgardet Swedish Pickelhaube?

The national army museum has a remarkable collection of headdress from the 19th century to 20th. Scroll down on this page and over to the next page and you will see them. Also use the search term Kask. They have German, Danish and many others lots of various kinds of cavalry helmets, shakos etc. Rea...
by Nacuaa
Sun Dec 08, 2019 9:29 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Danish Metalhelme
Replies: 27
Views: 9546

Re: Danish Metalhelme

Markgraf, Were you ever able to restore this helmet. According to the following web-site it was worn by generals of cavalry during the first Schleswig Holstein War 1848-1851. The better known example was made for King Frederick VII and is unique in shape and the fact that it was made of aluminum. ht...
by Nacuaa
Wed Nov 27, 2019 10:18 am
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: restoration of an officer helmet No.2
Replies: 9
Views: 2320

Re: restoration of an officer helmet No.2

Ingenious workmanship
by Nacuaa
Wed Apr 03, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video
Replies: 6
Views: 1473

Re: Fort de la Pompelle Museum Video

Wow, Really Amazing. Thank you!
by Nacuaa
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Here's the URL for the helmet. Nice photography and details.

https://www.hermann-historica.de/en/l/1 ... rrentpos=1
by Nacuaa
Thu Nov 22, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

This week Hermann Historica Auction sold one of the Maximilian bodyguard helmets for $154,000.00!
by Nacuaa
Fri Oct 12, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: Tin Washers
Replies: 2
Views: 1744

Tin Washers

Is there any source for tin washer replacements?
by Nacuaa
Thu Aug 02, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube Restoration
Topic: 1842 Spikes
Replies: 0
Views: 1832

1842 Spikes

https://spikehelmets.pl/gallery/spikes- ... 49/91.html

Tomislaw at Spikehelmets has run out of the 1842 enlisted man spike and base. Does anyone know the maker of these or another supplier? Thank you, John
by Nacuaa
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:33 pm
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment

I found this Hessian Helmet of 1848
by Nacuaa
Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Re: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment

So this Hermann photo shows a removable spike for an 1848 model pickelhaube and we might presume that the spike could be unscrewed and replaced by a plume... Is that correct? The Knotel prints are what prompted my inquiry. Knotel illustrated an 1843 Prussian dragoon, a grenadier, and a musician all ...
by Nacuaa
Sun Apr 01, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: Pickelhaube discussion
Topic: Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment
Replies: 8
Views: 1672

Early Pickelhuabe Plume Attachment

Does anyone have any information on how plumes were attached to the 1842 model enlisted men's helmets? I ask because in his description of his 1842 model Tony says that removable spike tops were not introduced until 1857. Does this mean that the guard regiments replaced the entire spike and crucifor...
by Nacuaa
Sun Jan 21, 2018 11:34 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Thanks again for posting. Its an impressive uniform, closer to a German "reiter" of this period than anything Austrian or French.
by Nacuaa
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:10 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I am delighted to see these excellent photos. I knew the helmets were there but I wonder why? I suspect they were never shipped to Mexico. One of these sold at Hermann Historica about a decade ago for over $100,000. When Mexican friends go to Austria, Austrian customs officials love to point out tha...
by Nacuaa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 4:22 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Here are some Post-Revolution Cadets. They are wearing the spread-wing eagle. I think the helmet Arran posted is the very early modelof 1905. I'm not sure that I have ever even seen a photo of this helmet before. http://tinypic.com/view.php?pic=30k9grn&s=9#.WmI6_B1G0u8" onclick="window...
by Nacuaa
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Kk, I think your box is full and I could not respond. You are lucky to have that. There was just one plate used-- the spread wing eagle and they were all the same size. The other eagle discussed here seems to have had other purposes such as use by the military academy.
by Nacuaa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I agree. It has an assembled vibe to it. The eagle is mounted very low on the helmet for example. I am very interested to see that possible academy helmet. I find myself up and around the Chapultepec castle in the summers and see the students exercising, parading and so forth and try to imagine all ...
by Nacuaa
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:59 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Arran's observation on this helmet he found is very interesting. The white plume was worn by aspirantes at the Chapultepec military academy. Looking closely at this photo of aspirantes training with artillery it looks as if they are wearing a plate with this configuration -- much more circular shape...
by Nacuaa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 3:26 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Probably just worn during the Rainy Season.
by Nacuaa
Mon Jan 15, 2018 12:15 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

A Porfiriato period metalhelm with this same plate is depicted in the 1979 publication "El Ejercito Mexicano." Neither this nor the Phoenix helmet are shown in any published official uniform regulations. It may be that these are helmets purchased for independent state militia or police uni...
by Nacuaa
Fri Sep 15, 2017 1:02 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

Thank you, I think its important.
by Nacuaa
Wed Sep 13, 2017 8:53 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

http://tinypic.com/r/v80px5/9" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I pasted this in the URL and can see the image on Tiny Pic.
by Nacuaa
Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:58 pm
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I posted the URL and the Photobucket logo comes up. Is this working? http://i682.photobucket.com/albums/vv188/Nacuaa/Mexico%20Plate%205_zpsu94xey0c.jpg The fact that the helmet (with a small spike?) appears in the catalog suggests that someone ordered it for Mexican use. What type of plate appears i...
by Nacuaa
Tue Sep 12, 2017 12:46 am
Forum: Latest Find
Topic: The Mexican Haubes
Replies: 76
Views: 21720

Re: The Mexican Haubes

I have stared at that Arizona plate on line for some time. i have not come across it in any museum collections in Mexico so we would need the assistance of a Mexican collector like Henry who founded this discussion with his collection I guess. It does not appear in any published official uniform reg...
by Nacuaa
Fri Mar 24, 2017 9:07 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

Re: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?

I entirely agree. I purchased a helmet last year from them that turned out to be a mix of parts. This year I bid on an 1843/53 Kurassier helmet in relic condition missing plate, chin scale, and liner that was listed with three costume pieces and an Austrian police shako. Incredibly the lot went for ...
by Nacuaa
Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Hessen-Kassel Garde du Corps Helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 3391

Re: Hessen-Kassel Garde du Corps Helmet

Thank you so very much, very generous!! Interesting variations on officer spike and so forth. Graphic documentation always shows the plume. Yet another elegant force that entirely evaporated with 1866. Examining the side view of one of the helmets in your photographs, I spot some silver trim over th...
by Nacuaa
Sat Jan 07, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Hessen-Kassel Garde du Corps Helmet
Replies: 4
Views: 3391

Hessen-Kassel Garde du Corps Helmet

We tend to think of the three Prussian units that wore tombac helmets but being interested in German States period headgear and seeing the recent post by Dragoner of the outstanding Prussian Garde du Corps officer's helmet he acquired I thought I would share a discovery I made today. Its an 1847 pai...
by Nacuaa
Sun Sep 04, 2016 8:58 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: A mistake in my youth --- or not?
Replies: 8
Views: 4851

Re: A mistake in my youth --- or not?

There are a number of these around. There has already been discussion on the use of these standard infantry spikes on JzuP helmets. I don't know if there are any new opinions about Kurassier helmets. Some members seem to think the spikes were applied when they came into the country for the bond prom...
by Nacuaa
Sat Jul 16, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

Re: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?

Thank you, I think that makes sense in this case.
by Nacuaa
Sat Jul 16, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Expensive Reproductions at Auction?
Replies: 5
Views: 4434

Expensive Reproductions at Auction?

Does anyone have any insights as to why these helmets sold for nearly $1500.00? The Saxon helmet still appears on Ebay for around $100.00. Is there some chance that the Garde du Corps helmet is real. http://morphyauctions.hibid.com/lot/25426406/lot-of-2--cuirassier-helmets/?q=1760&sort=2&ref...
by Nacuaa
Sun Jun 12, 2016 12:50 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: Prussian Line Cuirassier EM Model 1809
Replies: 57
Views: 23743

Re: Prussian Line Cuirassier EM Model 1809

I first became aware of this connection between the early kurassier helmet and the pickelhaube when I read John Mollo's "Military Fashion" years ago but this is far more detailed and a fascinating analysis update. I was unaware of the exact context of the influences of the Russians on Prus...
by Nacuaa
Tue Apr 19, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 7044

Re: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet

I wonder if these relationships came into play when Britain called for a cessation of hostilities in the Schleswig-Holstein War in which the Hanoverians were participating as part of the German Federation Army? Hanover went into that war in 1848 wearing the tall pickelhaube but by 1866 they were tur...
by Nacuaa
Mon Apr 18, 2016 11:36 pm
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 7044

Re: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet

I have only been reading up on Hanover recently so this is fascinating. If the Hanoverian Army became the X Corps, did X Corps have a heavy cavalry regiment? The idea being X corps took on the Garde du Corps and Garde Kurassiers as a Prussian Kurassier or Reiter Regiment? This helmet is as good a sh...
by Nacuaa
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:11 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 7044

Re: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet

On second thought I suppose its possible that when Prussia absorbed Hanover after its defeat these heavy cavalry regiments of Garde du Corps and Kurassiers were drafted in? Possibly explaining that early Prussian kokarde?? We would need to find out more about what Prussia did with Hanover's army aft...
by Nacuaa
Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:06 am
Forum: Kürassier and JzP Lobstertail Helmets
Topic: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet
Replies: 16
Views: 7044

Re: M1846 Hanoverian Garde du Corps helmet

Thank you very much! I have been working on a restoration of my own and will probably have to fabricate that kokarde at some point. I've never seen one separate from the helmet. I have a collection of about seven helmets from various online sources and none of them have a kokarde on the left hand si...

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