Germany – Kugelhelm or Pickelhaube and Schirmutze – Storage Transport Case
Imperial German Period Storage case that will accommodate an Officer’s Pickelhaube or Kugelhelm and Schirmutze.
Very special officer’s pickelhaube/kugelhelm/schirmütze storage/transport case, quite unlike any Storage Case that we have offered previously.
To safely transport their headdresses, as well as protect them when not being worn, military officers purchased storage cases . Most such cases are conical, looking much like a cylindrical pyramid, instead this case is round. This first section of the Storage Case under is a covered single epaulet box. The first thing one sees when the outer lid is removed, if the box is empty, is the epaulet box raised on a platform, making it . Although when it is in full transport mode the schirmütze would be placed over the “epaulet” box.
The Storage Case is rather unusual as this internal storage box can contain only ONE epaulet. One would have to store its mate on the upper deck or in the case’s lower section. To reveal a red cover over the lower storage section, the entire upper deck lifts out (by pulling two ribbons located on either side). The removable cover sports a circular opening in its center to accommodate the helmet’s spike or kugel. This means the helmet can be placed in the lower section WITHOUT necessitating the spike’s or kugel’s being dismounted. Once the helmet and inner contents are packed into place, the top lid is replaced over and strapped down. I should add that all of the leather straps to secure the top to the bottom are in place and very functional.
The Storage Case measures 12” in diameter and stands 15” in height.
This amazing case has many ways to display an officer’s helmet and visor cap not to mention his epaulets.