a very small garde du corps

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a very small garde du corps

Post by Pickelhaube » Tue May 16, 2017 3:59 pm

Here is a small garde du corps helmet i bought years ago, the crown can be unscrewed and there is felt on the inside.
Has anybody seen other exemples of these little helmets or knows when these were produced?

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The height of the helmet is 8 inches.

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Re: a very small garde du corps

Post by aicusv » Wed May 17, 2017 10:54 am

Would you say this is a child's size? :-k

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Re: a very small garde du corps

Post by Pickelhaube » Wed May 17, 2017 12:37 pm

i would call it "puppetsize", i think only a newborn would be able to wear the helmet. My first idea was that the helmet was a presentation model of some kind. Unfortunately it's at my parents home, else i would take a picture of the little gdc next to my gdc helmet.
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Re: a very small garde du corps

Post by SkipperJohn » Wed May 17, 2017 12:45 pm

Could it be a salesman's sample? I know that there are examples of small swords (about the size of a letter opener) that salesmen used. Perhaps this was used as a sample for private purchase helmets???

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Re: a very small garde du corps

Post by Arran » Wed May 17, 2017 12:56 pm

I've seen these for sale before and I believe they are not that old, possibly still being produced on a "small scale" :)
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Re: a very small garde du corps

Post by Peter_Suciu » Thu May 18, 2017 12:24 pm

I've seen similar British cavalry helmets in scale. These are vintage and were sold as gifts to retiring soldiers, gentlemen, etc.

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