Circa 1799 United States Army Dragoon Helmet Plate (1st Federally Issued Type)

Circa 1799 United States Army Dragoon Helmet Plate (1st Federally Issued Type)

Code: uai00001p


Product Description


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ARTIFACT: This is a circa 1799 example of the first federally-issued helmet plate, most probably from a dragoon jockey cap, and is believed to have been cut down from a larger plate. The plate is an eagle in tin/steel and was identified and dated by Duncan Campbell and Michael O'Donnell, authors of American Military Headgear Insignia.

VINTAGE: Circa 1799.

SIZE: Plate: approximately 4" inheight and 2-1/2" in width.

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Tin/steel; correspondence: paper.

ATTACHMENT: Four small holes to be sewn, or tacked, to a helmet.


ITEM NOTES: This is from a United States Army collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAEJJX09 LEGEJX6/11 SLHGIEX07/21/20

CONDITION: 6- (Fine): The plate has moderate to heavy wear and some small areas of oxidation.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.