Rolled Edge Felt

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Rolled Edge Felt

Post by SkipperJohn » Sun Jan 26, 2020 5:44 pm

Here is an example of a Prussian rolled edge felt Ersatz:

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The fittings were originally grey and then over-painted with grey-green paint:

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The spike and base retain most of the grey-green paint, but it has chipped off in several locations. The green paint on the Wappen has largely worn off but can still be seen in some areas. Perhaps the green paint did not adhere well to the oxidized grey surface of the Wappen:

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The liner has an unusual feature in that it is dyed on both sides. It is also slightly too small for the helmet, so the manufacturer sewed another, additional tongue in the back to make up the difference:

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The stitching for the liner; however, is all original:

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The rolled edge stitching is untouched as well:

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The rolled edge helped to retain the shape of this helmet as there is no rear spine:

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The M91 lugs and steel hardware were painted green, but it is largely gone. There is evidence that even the chinstrap was green at one time:

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The helmet is marked, but badly faded. All that I can make out is size "54":

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I believe that the only manufacturer of these helmets was J. Bambus & Co. and they are usually marked on the liner. The liner on this helmet is very worn and I can not identify any markings.

John :)

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Re: Rolled Edge Felt

Post by ww1czechlegion » Sun Feb 02, 2020 12:58 pm

A great looking helmet John, congratulations! =D>

Thanks for sharing it with us! :thumb up:

These J. Bambus & Co. helmets are really cool with the rolled edge.

Best Wishes,

Alan

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Re: Rolled Edge Felt

Post by J.LeBrasseur » Sun Feb 02, 2020 2:52 pm

Missed this one somehow, very nice example John!

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Re: Rolled Edge Felt

Post by ebeeby » Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:00 am

Another "example" of rolled edge felt...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-Germa ... _Auction=1

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Re: Rolled Edge Felt

Post by aicusv » Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:13 am

ebeeby wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:00 am
Another "example" of rolled edge felt...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-Germa ... _Auction=1
Split pins on the spike look like they may have been replaced. ?
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Re: Rolled Edge Felt

Post by SkipperJohn » Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:58 pm

aicusv wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 11:13 am
ebeeby wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:00 am
Another "example" of rolled edge felt...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Imperial-Germa ... _Auction=1
Split pins on the spike look like they may have been replaced. ?
Here is yet another example currently for sale:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/WWI-German-Ers ... Sw2oheNoJg

It has some obvious issues.

John :)

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