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Burgonet 1590

German. Nuremberg. Burgonet with one piece skull rising to a high comb at the center and extened to form a brim at the front. With two cheek plates and a separate tail lame. The cheek plates are extended to match the length of the tail lame with separate fixed plates. The edge of the brim, cheek plates, tail and a raised circular area in the middle of the cheek plates are polished bright against a blackened background. The edge of the brim and lower edge of the tail and cheek plates are bordered by inward-turned, rolled borders. The edge of the brim shows a delamination and crack which exposes wire in the roll. The cheek plates are pierced with 5 holes over the ears. The burgonet has a tubular plume holder decorated with diagonal lines secured to center of the back. There are remnants of lining leather at the brow and tail. Some of the leather survives at its full width. Where this is the case, there is a line of small holes showing signs of stitching. The interior of the tail lame includes some signs of old painted arsenal or inventory markings in red and yellow. These appear to be 18 or 81, U8 and ZS. The inside of the skull shows signs of earlier white bands that were most likely raised. These have been removed during the working life of the helmet. Small remains of the band can be seen on the left forhead above the brim, and there are two lines of tool marks defining the former bands on the inside. Since there are only two lines, the band was almost certainly raised. Recessed bands tend to have a central crease, which would have left a third line of tool marks. One cheek plate (the right) may be an old association. The right hinge is replaced. Obtained and displayed as part of item number A-218.

Measurements: Weight: 4 pounds 0.6 ounces (1830g). Height 12 1/4" tall.

Thickness: Skull generally .060-.075. A band of material about an inch from the crest is .085-.090. It thins app. where the old white band was hammered in. Then stays thinner at the sides. Brim .070-.025, generally tapering toward the front. Left cheek plate .038-.045. Right cheek plate similarly variable, slightly thinner - .035-.042. Tail lame .035-.045.


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