Wwi 314th Artillery, 80th Division Uniform With Painted Helmet
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Wwi 314th Artillery, 80th Division Uniform With Painted Helmet:
WWI D Company, 314th Artillery, 80thDivision uniform and painted helmet with the 80th Division Patch andon the opposite side a red & white shield with an A in the middle which is probablyfor Artillery . On the tunic is the 80thDivision patch in excellent condition, sergeant’s stripes, one overseas stripe,discharge stripe, U.S. collar disk, and Artillery collar disk with Company “D” andRegiment number “314”. There are a fewsmall moth holes, one above the left breast pocket, one at the bottom of theright bottom pocket and a couple on the back.Otherwise the tunic is in good condition. The manufacturer’s tag in the tunic is from “SiegelBros. and Goodman”, “New York”.
Also, there was a train ticket in one of the coat pocketsfrom the United States Railroad Administration.Although it is hard to read the hand written portions it appears to befrom 1919 to Parkersburg, WV, which coincides with where this uniform wasoriginally bought. The pants have thebelt and came with the tunic and helmet, but are quite a bit darker in colorand of different design than the tunic.The buttons on the pants are plastic compared to metal buttons on thetunic. The manufacturer’s tag in thepants says “US Woolen Mills Co”.
The Helmet is in good condition and the liner and chin strapis complete and intact. On the inside brimof the helmet it is stamped “2F38”.On May-15-13 at 03:36:01 PDT, seller added the following information:I have been told that the "A" painted inside the red shield on the helmet actually stands for A Company/Battery.