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Pith Helmet

Description

White, painted felt pith helmet with white chin strap. Small "dome" over ventilation hole on top. Brim has tan leather trim. Linen and red satin and leather linings. The white color is shoe polish.

Details

Maker
M. C. Lilley & Co. (Manufacturer)
Date
1920-1930
Inscriptions
1) Handwritten in ink on lining: ""MAJOR ELDREDGE"" 2) Embossed with silver lettering: ""THE M.C. LILLEY & CO. MANUFACTURERS, COLUMBUS, OHIO."" The same words appear on the brass/gilt ring at dome.
Location of origin
Columbus, OH, USA
Material
leather
machine-made
stitching
wool (textile)
Object type
Clothing; Headwear
Places
Ohio (United States)
Descriptive terms
armed forces
Hand Stitched
headgear
Helmet
Helmet, Pith
Leather
leather
machine-made
Men's clothing
Military
stitching
topees
Tropical
tropical climate
wool (textile)
Dimensions
7.125 (H) (inches)
Accession Number
1947.352A
GUSN
54642

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