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Military Collection of Peter Suciu
British 1878 Pattern Home Service Helmet. This Home Service Helmet features the 1881 pattern badge of the East Lancshire Regiment with the King's Crown. Below the Sphnix is not the traditional "Egypt" suggesting that this example was worn by a territorial of the regiment, likely raised in 1907 or 1908. This helmet was made by D Jones Military Outfitters of Manchester.
The British Empire, Imperialism, Colonialism, Colonies
34th (Cumberland) Regiment of Foot the shako was 5.25" at the front and 7" at the back. It tapered towards the top and the rear peak was smaller. There was a plain black leather strap, 0.75" wide. The badge was simpler . The ball tuft should be half white and half red but the regiment had two thirds red and one third white to emphasize their special distinction.
Hawkes, Moseley and sons, military warehouse
shako of the 66th Regiment of Foot Officers with the label for Hawkes Moseley & Co The firm of Hawkes, Moseley & Co. continued to supply the army with uniforms, caps and other paraphernalia. It kept the names of Hawkes and Moseley until 1852 when the Moseley name was dropped and the firm continued as Hawkes & Co, still at 14 Piccadilly, until 1890 when they moved to 1 Saville Row,