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The Manchester Regiment - 1878 Pattern Edwardian Officer’s Home Service Pattern Helmet
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The Manchester Regiment - 1878 Pattern Edwardian Officer’s Home Service Pattern Helmet

Circa 1905

£975

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Cork, metal, leather and textile. Maker’s stamp to the interior of ‘D. Jones / Late Milton & Jones / Military outfitters / 186 Deansgate / Manchester’. A blue cloth example of the Home Service Helmet that was conventionally adopted by most regiments and corps of the British Army from 1878. The design was heavily influenced by the pickelhaube helmet worn by the Prussian army from 1842. The helmet was worn in Full Dress and for Field Service Dress, the curb chain being worn at the chin whilst on official duty but then draped over the peak and suspended from the spike base (low left, high right) when in Walking Out dress. The Home Service Helmet was phased out from being a standard uniform item when Full Dress was abolished in 1914, however, some officers continued to purchase it well into the 1930s and has been seen since on various State occasions.


 

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