BRAUNSCHWEIG – SCHIRMÜTZE – OFFICER – INFANTERIE-REGIMENT NR 92
Finely conditioned officer visor cap from Infanterie-Regiment Nr 92. This regiment was among the most fabled infantry regiments in the German army. It was founded in 1809 and was garrisoned at Braunschweig where it was attached to the X. Armeekorps. After its founding the regiment was sent to Spain where it participated in the Peninsula Campaign under then General Wellington. Due the number of casualties it suffered there it did not participate in the Battle of Waterloo.
Like her sister regiment Husaren-Regiment Nr 17 which did fight at Waterloo under the command of the Black Prince Wilhelm who was killed in action leading his men both regiments carried the dreaded Totenkopf on their headdress to include Busby, Pickelhaube, and visor cap.
- This cap has a handsome black visor.
- The main body is dunkel blau wool so it is pre WW I.
- There is a wide red band above the visor.
- There is also a narrow red trim band at the top.
- The kokarde for Braunschweig and the Reich kokarde are in place. Between them we see the silver toned Totenkopf.
- The overall condition of the exterior is excellent.
- light brown leather sweatband which shows light staining from perspiration so this cap was clearly worn and well taken care of .
- Gorgeous light beige silk liner. Inserted over the liner to protect it we see a plastic cover to protect it from perspiration and other damage.
- Overall the condition of the interior is equally excellent.
This cap will be difficult to upgrade.
This is a consignment item which comes to us from the collection of a very advanced and long time collector.