Prussian Infantry Enlisted Pickelhaube Model 1915
Trier was one of the headquarters for the U.S. Forces.
Prussian 69th Infantry Regiment (Hdq: Trier) Enlisted Mans helmet Model 1915. This 2nd helmet comes from the same old now closed veteran hall in the US. Black lacquered leather helmet body with field gray trim. Helmet body has excellent form and firm stitching. Exterior lacquer has a bright sheen but does has some small crack and damage (see photos). Interior of the helmet has black colored EM style leather liner that is still soft. Liner still has some of the draw string. Inner visors are natural colored. Stamped inside the back visor “69R.” with maker marks inside helmet bell are not legible and the size 57 1/2.
Unlike the earlier helmet listed from this group this one does not have any handwriting in it. All trim including base/spike, back spine, side lugs and front visor trim are all field gray in color. Frontplate is the Line Prussian Eagle that is held to helmet with original leather wedges. Original leather chinstrap that is still supple. Stamped metal serrated Reich and Baden cockades. The U.S.Army occupied a portion of Germany in early 1919. Trier was one of the headquarters for the U.S. Forces. The helmet surely comes from that occupation.
- Overall condition Excellent
- State / Country Prussian