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    Dug up this old pipe bowl ages ago,
    Can anyone identify the Helmet on it ?
    Im presuming its German,because of the Eagle and the Cross on the front.
    Any ideas
    Thanks Mick
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    An artist's fanciful rendition of a Prussian Gardede-Du Korps?
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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    What date would these Helmets have been used ?
    The pipe was dug from a 19th Century Tip here in Australia.
    Mick

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    The Prussian Gardede-Du Korps helmet was first introduced in 1842-3 and continued on right up into WWI.
    William

    "Much that once was, is lost. For none now live who remember it."

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