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I Would Like to Know all I can about this Cap, Help Please?

Article about: Hello, I was trying to do research on this cap I received from my Grandfather which I believe was something my great-uncle procured and decided to keep while in the military. I tried doing s

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    Default I Would Like to Know all I can about this Cap, Help Please?

    Hello, I was trying to do research on this cap I received from my Grandfather which I believe was something my great-uncle procured and decided to keep while in the military. I tried doing some research on my own but came across this site while looking for information and thought maybe someone here could help me. Correct me if I'm wrong but I think based on the information I found on my own that this is a German Officer's Peaked Cap Made by Robert Lubstein (EREL) and a Sonderklasse? Some of the writing in the cap I can't read, maybe someone else can recognize it(?), but the name of the man who owned it was Adolf Marx.

    I would love to know anything else I can about this cap, maybe even some ideas of where I could look to find out anything about the person it belonged to as well.

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    Default Re: I Would Like to Know all I can about this Cap, Help Please?

    Welcome to the forum Guthrie.
    One of the guy's who specilise in TR visor's will reply soon.
    TR Fire Polizei I think ,It's a lovely visor mate.
    Cheers Guthrie
    You have come to the right place
    Last edited by Thanatos; 01-13-2012 at 02:41 AM. Reason: additional info

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    It is a Fire Police Officer's visor.

    Thanatos ( Dave ) beat me to it.........!
    Last edited by Walkwolf; 01-13-2012 at 03:31 AM.
    Regards,


    Steve.

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    No Steve I did'nt beat you to it mate as I was not 100% sure.
    All the best Steve
    Dave

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    It is indeed an Erel cap. Private purchase with officer chin cords and second pattern (post 1936) eagle. As worn by the fire brigade/fire police.

    Nice cap.

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    Thank you all very much for taking the time to identifying this visor for me, I really appreciate it!

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    It is an early one too--probably circa 1937-38.
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    Guthrie--

    It looks like the owner of your visor was the Fire Chief for Saarlouis, which is on the westernmost part of Germany. He apparently died in 1941. There is a nice overview of the history of the Saarlouis Fire Dept here:

    Freiwillige Feuerwehr Saarlouis - Chronik: 1938 - 1939

    Also, they would have switched to the police-green Feuerschutzpolizei during the 1939-40 period. This might be him in the officer's visor second from left:
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    What a great find Stonemint,a possible period image of the owner and maybe the visor itself.
    Top job mate.
    All the best

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    Wow thank you so much Stonemint that is amazing you were able to find not only all that information but also a picture! Thank you again, this really made my day!

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