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19th Century U.S. Army Shako

Article about: Dear Associates, I am trying to Identify this for one of the dealers at my antique shop. From my limited experience, I am assuming it is U.S. Army Indian Wars period for marching band? I als

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    Dear Associates,

    I am trying to identify this for one of the dealers at my antique shop.

    From my limited experience, I am assuming it is U.S. Army Indian Wars period for marching band?

    I also want to help him price this reasonably to make it move quickly.

    Any help would be appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance.

    Cheers,
    Richie
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    A high school or college marching band helmet of the mid to late 20th century friend.

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    Thanks Steve! It sure seems to be older than mid/late twentieth century though...
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    I remember our HS marching band equipment. (...I also played Soccer so I wasn't a total geek)

    It was from the late 60's or early 70's and "old" by the time I used it in the very early 80's). There was no leather on our hats, all of it was pleather/vinyl. I too think this dates much earlier than mid to late 20th century.

    As for what it is....I have no idea..

    Michael
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    Further, a few google searches turned up these tidbits....

    David Klein & Brothers, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, operated as a tailor from 1854 to 1927.

    They retailed military swords (not produced) as well

    Also, there is a book on Google from Klein:

    Title: Catalogue of Uniforms and Equipments Manufactured for Bands and Military Organizations by D. Klein & Bros., 921 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
    Author: D. Klein & Bro
    Publisher: The Firm, 1892
    "Please", Thank You" and proper manners appreciated

    My greatest fear is that one day I will die and my wife will sell my guns for what I told her I paid for them

    "Don't tell me these are investments if you never intend to sell anything" (Quote: Wife)

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    Michael,

    Many thanks. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.
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    Fellow collectors are NOT adversaries to be bested...

    ☭ "Ричик, я не понимаю, почему, почему ты тратишь деньги на эти вещи!" ☭

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