Early Imperial German Fireman Helmet-leather-beautiful Badge-original For SaleVery good condition and guaranteed all original early Imperial German fireman helmet. Shell is of leather construction and has great form, shows some areas of crazing but no holes or tears. Helmet has a very impressive large brass badge on the front which is in sharp clear detail with axe, oak leaf acorn, and flame designs. Badge features the slogan “GOTT ZUR HER DEM NACHSTEN ZUR WEHR”, or “HONEST TO GOD FOR THE NEXT FIGHT”. Helmet also features classic style brass lion head chinstrap bosses and a brass comb that has a few dents. All brass fittings have attractive untouched patina. Complete with leather chinstrap that is soundly attached to both bosses and shows some cracking. No liner present. A very rare early German fireman helmet with great design and fittings that will make an outstanding display piece.
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