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Restoration Busbies/Pelzmützen

Post by Sergei1877 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:52 pm

Hello . They sent an officer's hussar cap for restoration in such a deplorable state. I will try to restore it, of course the fur will have to be replaced with a new one. and in general there is a lot of work to restore it. I will try to bring her back to life)
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Post by Sergei1877 » Fri Dec 18, 2020 2:53 pm

as the work progresses, I will post photos on the restoration of this hat

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Post by Sandmann » Fri Dec 18, 2020 3:47 pm

Seems to be a hard project. All the best and I‘m looking forward to see the result :bravo:
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Post by b.loree » Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:35 pm

Is that a Russian busby or German Sergei? I don't see the usual bamboo/cane interior structure that we find in the German ones. That is a project that is beyond my skills and I look forward to see more photos as you restore this piece. Merry Christmas from Canada! :thumb up:
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Post by Sergei1877 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:07 am

b.loree wrote:
Fri Dec 18, 2020 5:35 pm
Is that a Russian busby or German Sergei? I don't see the usual bamboo/cane interior structure that we find in the German ones. That is a project that is beyond my skills and I look forward to see more photos as you restore this piece. Merry Christmas from Canada! :thumb up:
it looks like a German hussar hat. Russian hussar hats were sewn in a completely different way. As I understand it, these are the remnants of a custom-made officer's hussar cap. German officers' hats were not made with a bamboo frame like the caps of private hussars. In addition, there is a cord of etiquette from this hat and a chin scaly strap,

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Re: Restoration Busbies/Pelzmützen

Post by Sergei1877 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:10 am

here are the officer's hussar hats, they are all without a bamboo frame
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Post by Sergei1877 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 6:14 am

Russian hussar hat of the army lancers' regiments, sewn from felt cork covered with sheep (lamb skin) karakul skin
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Re: Restoration Busbies/Pelzmützen

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Post by cptbob » Sat Dec 19, 2020 8:18 am

The sheepskin has a much different look. Thanks for providing those photos of the Russian Busbies. Looking forward to seeing this one come back to life!

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Post by aicusv » Sat Dec 19, 2020 12:40 pm

Thanks for posting, looking forward to your follow up posts.
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Re: Restoration Busbies/Pelzmützen

Post by b.loree » Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:58 pm

Well my question was obviously answered, thank you to all. Beautiful silk liners on those Officer busbies! Sergei, does this mean you will be out hunting bears after Christmas to get a suitable new cover for this busby? :D
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Re: Restoration Busbies/Pelzmützen

Post by Sergei1877 » Sat Dec 19, 2020 2:27 pm

b.loree wrote:
Sat Dec 19, 2020 1:58 pm
Well my question was obviously answered, thank you to all. Beautiful silk liners on those Officer busbies! Sergei, does this mean you will be out hunting bears after Christmas to get a suitable new cover for this busby? :D
I have a fur seal, it seems to work too. but it will be a pity to kill the bear) :)

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Re: Restoration Busbies/Pelzmützen

Post by Sergei1877 » Tue Jan 12, 2021 1:27 pm

drawing of the device of the hussar cap of the lower ranks. Maybe someone will come in handy
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Re: Restoration Busbies/Pelzmützen

Post by cptbob » Tue Jan 12, 2021 7:46 pm

Very nice illustration!

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