Prussian Felt Helmet

Ersatz Felt/Filz Pickelhauben

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Prussian Felt Helmet

Post by b.loree » Mon Aug 20, 2018 4:01 pm

It is about time that a sub forum was created on the Felt/Filz helmets that many of us have in our collections. Here is one of mine that I have had for quite awhile:
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This piece is in good condition, no tears in the felt and unlike many, it has it's original brass visor trim and chin strap.
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No rear spine despite the brass visor trim.
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A very unusual oil cloth liner which I had never seen before prior to buying this helmet. You can also see a braided cotton strip hanging down in the pictures. This strip used to be stitched round the edge of the liner (inside) providing a bit of extra padding for the head.
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The maker and size label is still glued on the inside after 100+ years!
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Re: Prussian Felt Helmet

Post by pickelhauben » Wed Aug 22, 2018 8:30 am

Clean looking felt.

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Re: Prussian Felt Helmet

Post by Adler » Wed Aug 22, 2018 12:15 pm

Very nice one Brian!

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Re: Prussian Felt Helmet

Post by Sandmann » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:45 pm

Indeed, a nice Helmet. Thank you for sharing :)
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Re: Prussian Felt Helmet

Post by kaiser » Wed Aug 22, 2018 3:43 pm

Nice looking helmet brian
What are the markings in the rear visor

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Re: Prussian Felt Helmet

Post by aicusv » Wed Aug 22, 2018 9:03 pm

nice one
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Re: Prussian Felt Helmet

Post by Zebedeus » Thu Aug 23, 2018 5:13 am

Very nice helmet.
What's the clothing white strip sewned to the inner cuff?
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