Restoring an American Pickelhaube

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Restoring an American Pickelhaube

Post by krb450 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:03 pm

I am awaiting this American Pickelhaube in the mail. It will obviously be quite a project but well worth the work no matter how long it takes.

I wanted to ask if anyone has leads on parts for it. Maybe it is a long shot, but I figured this is the right place to ask!

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Re: Restoring an American Pickelhaube

Post by krb450 » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:06 pm

The helmet, when completed, should look like the one on the right (except with silver fittings). I have sourced a spike base that should work, missing the screw-off spike. A start!

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Re: Restoring an American Pickelhaube

Post by kaiser » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:30 pm

That will be quitte a challence to resore it but the patience will be wurth it i guess

Good luck on finding those missing pieces

Keep us informed in the road of sucses

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Post by aicusv » Mon Jul 03, 2017 4:36 pm

Good luck
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Post by Peter_Suciu » Mon Jul 03, 2017 6:53 pm

Make it a labor of love! But having restored a few helmets and some other items I can say it is always worth the effort.

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Post by edwin » Sat Jul 08, 2017 2:36 am

Seems quite a challenge to me, good luck :D

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Post by pickelhauben » Sat Jul 08, 2017 10:35 am

You are off to a great start .

Some of the parts you just may have to resort to repo . Like the front visor trim.

It may be easier finding the plate and spike . But still a challange .

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Re: Restoring an American Pickelhaube

Post by SkipperJohn » Sat Jul 08, 2017 5:54 pm

Wow. It took me almost a year just to find an original Bavarian Kokarde at a realistic price. I can't imagine what you are going to have to do to find parts for this.

Good Luck!

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Post by b.loree » Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:26 pm

Good luck on this project Kr. You certainly have your work cut out for you on this helmet. :thumb up:
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Re: Restoring an American Pickelhaube

Post by Arran » Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:37 pm

I do have an original US cruciform spike base and the correct visor trim. PM me if you're interested...
Looking for German-made pickelhauben for foreign markets!

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Re: Restoring an American Pickelhaube

Post by aicusv » Thu Jul 13, 2017 1:04 am

Found photo of Col. James E. Flemming, wearing your helmet. http://www.essextroop.org/1890.htm

You may also want to look here,https://www.worthpoint.com/worthopedia/ ... ess-helmet plume parts maybe easier to come by.
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Re: Restoring an American Pickelhaube

Post by krb450 » Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:13 pm

The helmet, when cleaning off crud on the red of the rear visor, is named. I need to attempt to take photos at different angles to make it out.

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Re: Restoring an American Pickelhaube

Post by krb450 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 8:46 pm

Arran wrote:I do have an original US cruciform spike base and the correct visor trim. PM me if you're interested...
Arran,

I've sent you PMs about the parts. I'd definitely like to acquire them for this Pickelhaube!

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