Foreign Service Sun Helmet (Pith Helmet) - Boer War Style
Foreign Service Sun Helmet (Pith Helmet) - Boer War Style
Foreign Service Sun Helmet (Pith Helmet) - Boer War Style
Foreign Service Sun Helmet (Pith Helmet) - Boer War Style
Foreign Service Sun Helmet (Pith Helmet) - Boer War Style

Foreign Service Sun Helmet (Pith Helmet) - Boer War Style

£40.00
Stock Status: In Stock
Made overseas with Pith, traditional Whiite Summer Helmet is a classic Ceremonial or Sun Helmet. 
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Sun Helmets for sale have many patterns and styles. The Foreign Service Style helmet was worn by the British Army from traditionally about 1899 to 1948 and described in the 1900 Dress Regulations as "the Wolseley pattern cork helmet".

Initially made from cork (typical for "Home Service"), then pith (typical for "Foreign Service"), this modern Helmet is made in overseas with traditional pith  consuruction. The helmet is covered by tradition white cloth and has a "Mediterranean" style White Band around the crown. Each shell size cover multiple sizes using an variable cotton sweatband inside.

Also traditionally known as a pith helmet, tropical helmet, summer helmet, topee, sola topee, solar topi, the helmet was as famously worn by a Governor-generals, Governors, Diplomatic Corps officers in the Royal College of Arms and consular officials in British Overseas Territories and colonies.

As standard the helmet comes with a cloth covered non-functioning domed aerator, The Chin Strap is often set above the brim peak and is considered a non-functioning feature.

White Fabric Outer
Green Fabric Lining
Green Fabric Underbrim
Cotton Variable Sweatband
Chinstrap Hooks - Not Included
Chinstrap / Chin Chain / Cheek Guard - Letherette Chinstrap included only
Screw Thread Collet - Not Included
Top Mount Spike / Ball / Dome - Cloth covered Dome Included

See Related items (below) for metal furniture (Chin Guards, Spikes etc)

Small / Medium -  55cm - 58cm

Large / Extra Large - 58cm - 61cm

Note: Due to the soft nature of Pith and handmade manufacture, there may be some minor imperfections and/or small impressions in the helmet. These should not hinder the use of the helmet.

Specifications
  • Hat Size:
    61
  • Material:
    Pith and Cloth
  • Colour:
    White
  • Country of Origin:
    Vietnam
  • Commodity Code:
    65061010
  • Brand:
    Village Hats
  • Condition:
    New
  • Product Code:
    ATH-Wolseley-ABS-White-XL
  • Weight:
    1kg
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