Pre WWII China Pith Sun Helmet Cork Unknown Military Imperial Japanese
Antique original Chinese made pith helmet, otherwise known as a sun helmet. The brim is fabric covered cork and does have some damage. I would consider the entire helmet to be very very fragile. The paper manufacturers tag inside is similar to tags found in Japanese helmets. Which roughly translates to Produced by the factory of Guangda Industrial Co. I do not know exactly when the helmet was produced, who would have worn it, and whether it is a military helmet or not. The closest match I have found online was described as a Chinese made helmet for use in Imperial Japan. This helmet appears to fit the same description, but I consider it to be an unknown as I have no proof that it was used by Japan and no year of manufacture. Photographed in natural daylight. Photos may not accurately represent actual colors. Photos are of actual items you will receive. Please see photos for condition. I can send more photos if needed. Please keep an eye on my other listings to see more rare patches, helmets, and other military collectibles for sale. If you need more pictures, just ask. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\1919-38\Original Period Items”. The seller is “keylimedavid” and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.
- Original/Reproduction: Original
- Theme: Militaria
- Time Period Manufactured: 1919-38
- Country/Region of Manufacture: China