Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

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Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by JDsClan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:36 pm

Hello everyone! This is my first post here. We recently acquired some things belonging to my husband’s grandparents. Tucked away in one of the boxes was this helmet. I know it’s in very rough shape- I was hoping you all could help me date this one? I would love to restore it as it’s missing everything decorative.
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Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by JDsClan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:37 pm

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Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by Pontiac9999 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 5:57 pm

This is a prussian enlisted man felt pickelhaube....looks like a model 1915 version since the front Visor trim is grey. Looks like you need an eagle plate for the front still.

What does the inside look like?

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Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by JDsClan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:15 pm

I believe the trim and spike may be brass- just very tarnished. There is a place it’s still brass colored, and where the spike is broken the brass color can be seen also. I uploaded a photo of the inside- is it not visible above?

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Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by pickelhauben » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:24 pm

Yes it is a 1915 felt.

If you ever are looking to sell it felts are my thing !!!

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Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by JDsClan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:37 pm

Pickelhauben I was admiring your restoration work on a felt in a different thread! I certainly would love to see this one brought back with as much care. :)

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Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by JDsClan » Wed Feb 06, 2019 6:43 pm

Am I correct in assuming that this helmet should look like the one coert65 shared on his “salty felt helmet” thread?

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Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by Pontiac9999 » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:28 pm

Oh, you might be right about the trim being brass. Then it is a model 1914.

This helmet can be somewhat restored..it would take quite a bit of work though.

The eagle would be brass then

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Post by Tony without Kaiser » Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:28 am

Use a magnet. If it sticks, its steel.
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Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by JDsClan » Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:39 am

Thanks for the tip, Tony. It’s not steel. :)

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Re: Inherited Pickelhaube- help!

Post by pickelhauben » Fri Feb 08, 2019 8:51 am

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