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Pith Helmet

From the Collection of Geelong RSL Sub Branch 50 Barwon Heads Road Belmont Victoria

Description
Pith Helmet is khaki colour with khaki puggaree, the puggaree has three folds and sewn on the left hand side of the puggaree is a blue white red colour patch. There is a leather band around the brim of the helmet and across the front visor there is a leather chin strap with metal adjustment buckles there is a ball shaped finial in the top of the hat.
Size
37.4 x 27 x 21cm
Object Registration
GRSL7
Keywords
khaki pith helmet field use dress uniform headware
Historical information
The earliest appearance of these helmets went back as far as 1840 for use in the field and then worn with dress uniform only in the 20th century.
Significance
The helmet was part of military uniform from 1840 up until the the mid 20th century.
Inscriptions & Markings
Handwritten inside the helmet is the name of Sgt. Canr A.E.
Last updated
3 Mar 2017 at 10:09AM