M56 MENCKE & CO. ARMY AND NAVY COMBINATION ICE BAG AND HELMET

$125.00

Anon, 7×13”“, ca. 1900

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Description

Eccentric, actual rubber balloon-like design to cool the head in tropical heat. The balloon size of the helmet was dictated by the design of military helmets in the 1880s and ‘90s. Dress helmets were high and designed after the “spiked helmet” designs of the Prussians. This rubber helmet is in surprisingly excellent condition. A great oddball design. 

Additional information

Weight 32 oz
Dimensions 32 × 22 × 2 in