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Article about: Picked up this interesting Artillery peak cap for someone with a peanut size head , Thinking maybe a display piece ?I have shown the Luftwaffe cap to show the size

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    What a great item!
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    This is what made me think monkey....(originally posted by Stonemint). You can see how small the side cap is. Much smaller than a childs sized cap. That said, awful good quality piece just for a monkey.

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    In my opinion, this cap is an examination piece to attain "Meister" status as a cap maker. These miniature hats were much more common in the Imperial era. The idea was, if you could make a perfect cap in a fraction of the normal size, then you possessed the necessary skills to expertly make the actual product. This cap would have had to have been made in under a certain time, and would then have been examined by a "Meisterhutmacher" and judged accordingly...

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    Quote by Arran View Post
    In my opinion, this cap is an examination piece to attain "Meister" status as a cap maker. These miniature hats were much more common in the Imperial era. The idea was, if you could make a perfect cap in a fraction of the normal size, then you possessed the necessary skills to expertly make the actual product. This cap would have had to have been made in under a certain time, and would then have been examined by a "Meisterhutmacher" and judged accordingly...
    Very interesting. Thanks! I wondered about the quality. Even looking at children's helmets from the era, the quality is obviously not the same as a true helmet. But this item is made exactly like the issued visors.

    That said, why is the string attached? Possible it was originally an examination piece but then repurposed (Kid/pet)?
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    These things - for whatever reason - are still produced, see here (hopefully the link will work for some time):
    POLIZEIM
    and here (from Kempf's homepage): Kempf Vorschlag 2

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    Very interesting to see that similar caps are still made today! While cool, I think they are novelty items rather than exam pieces. I believe the loops were added to the thread-starter later, as suggested...

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