Post 1901, Home Service Pattern, Scottish, 1st Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery Blue Cloth Helmet With Ball Top Mount Marked Patent 23092 & Regulation Cork Helmet . Sn 10249.
The 1st Artillery Volunteer Corps in Forfar was originally formed at Arbroath in Scotland in 1859. In 1880 the Brigade became the 1st Forfar Artillery Volunteers. In 1908, as a result of the re-organisation of the Territorial Force, they became part of the North Scottish Royal Garrison Artillery and a Battery of the 210 Highland Brigade Royal Field Artillery. This is an excellent Post 1901 Ball topped 1878 Pattern Home Service blue cloth helmet to the Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery. It has metal cross piece, ball top and rose bosses supporting link chin chain. The front of the helmet bears the impressive A Post 1901 white metal Helmet Plate of the 1st Forfarshire Volunteer Artillery. The plate has the King's Crown, Royal Arms, with scroll below inscribed “1st” over an artillery piece resting on a scroll “Forfarshire Volunteer Artllery”. The helmet plate is original with correct lug mounts. The helmet is complete with leather sweatband, stitched panel lining and red material with draw string (some of the hem stitching of the red material has perished with age but this could easily be repaired). The lining blue ink stamp 'Patent 23092' together with contemporary hand written pencil mark '6 9/8' (possibly size). The crown of the helmet has a lovely leather label embossed in gold 'Regulation Cork Helmet' (illustrated). It is approx. UK size 6 1/2 - 7. Price includes UK delivery. Sn 10249
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