Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

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Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Post by SkipperJohn » Sun May 07, 2017 5:29 pm

This is a Model 1860 Kugelhelm for the Fuβartillerie:

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The profile shows that the dome has been slightly caved in. There is also a slight hint that a Kokarde was once placed on the left side of this helmet. I'm not sure what type of Kokarde this could have been, since only one Kokarde (the Prussian one) was used during this period, so I suspect that a previous owner simply placed the Kokarde on the wrong side:

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A unique repair was made by the BKA to repair the crushed dome. The leather dome was cut under the cruciform base and leather wedges were sewn in. You can tell by the profile that this was less than 100% effective:

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The Kugelhelm sports a 75mm, stamped steel, Kokarde:

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It has the standard two brad rear spine:

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The Wappen is stamped from a heavy gauge brass:

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The liner is intact, though quite stiff, and all of the fittings are held on with the "handled nuts" in use at that time. There are some faint markings on the inside of the helmet and on the rear neck guard. Unfortunately they are unreadable:

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Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Post by kaiser » Sun May 07, 2017 6:11 pm

Nice find on this helmet
An old one in a nice condition what more do one want

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Post by aicusv » Sun May 07, 2017 11:31 pm

:thumb up:
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Post by stuka f » Mon May 08, 2017 4:21 am

Very nice.
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Post by Khukri » Mon May 08, 2017 6:09 am

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Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Post by pickelhauben » Mon May 08, 2017 10:25 am

Nice helmet .

The wedges are very interesting

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Post by J.LeBrasseur » Mon May 08, 2017 10:28 am

nice helmet, love the older ones

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Post by b.loree » Mon May 08, 2017 9:40 pm

An old beauty with all the 1860 characteristics! Very nice!
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Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Post by edwin » Sat May 13, 2017 2:29 am

Nice old one, congrats!

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Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Post by SkipperJohn » Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:01 am

The photos in the original post have been deleted out of photobucket and replaced with the same photos in picorator.

Stay clear of photobucket :protest:

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Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Post by pickelhauben » Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:10 am

Thanks for a lead on a new photo carrier .

Still a nice helmet !!

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Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Post by SkipperJohn » Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:39 pm

pickelhauben wrote:Thanks for a lead on a new photo carrier .

Still a nice helmet !!
Thanks. I did this as sort of an experiment. I used to be fairly prolific on this forum so I wanted to see what it would take to make the conversion from photobucket to picorator. The above post took about 40 minutes for me to convert. It was my first try, so maybe over time I can get faster. I know that I will not convert all of my posts, but I may attempt to convert the ones that were most popular.

This forum has become a large part of my life. I open it every morning and every evening, every day. I have spent hours waiting to load photos on photobucket in order to share info or obtain info from other members. I have been collecting since 1965 and I never had the assets for information that this forum provides. I met more educated collectors in the first five minutes after joining this forum than I had in the 50 years proceeding.

It would be a terrible shame to let the likes of photobucket destroy what has been built here.

Stay clear of photobucket :protest:

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Re: Model 1860 Prussian Fuβartillerie Kugelhelm

Post by poniatowski » Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:23 pm

Nice example! John, you've a nice collection of artillery helmets!

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