FOR SALE ☞ Rare Antique Firefighter Picklehaub Leather Helmet Imperial German
DESCRIPTION ☞ A very rare, leather with brass firefighter's Picklehaub helmet. This helmet was made some time during the Imperial Germany period. We estimate this helmet was used sometime between 1890 and 1915. By 1915, German helmets had switched from leather to steel with the advent of the first World War. This unique item is black leather with a regional brass crest in the center. The crest features a fireman's helmet with two axes surrounding it. There is a brass seam along the top as well as trim around the front and back with original brass cockades and original leather chin strap. The inside of the helmet reveals that it was made by J.G Lieb Biberach Riss, by the two manufacturer cockades fastening the leather liner together.
DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT ☞ Approx: W 7.5 inch L 8.5 inch H 8 inch
CONDITION: This antique fireman's Picklehaub is in good condition for its age and application. The helmet as a whole is good form with the leather still being firmly intact. It does however show some rubbing with a few spots of worn leather. The brass crown feature does have a dent / crease on the top. The chin strap is still firm and latches correctly. The center crest and brass cockades are in very good condition and show a nice patina. Please see photos. Color may differ slightly in real life from how it appears on your screen due to varying monitor settings. Have a question about this item or want to see more photos? Send us a message & we’ll get back t o you ASAP!
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