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Gorgeous Model 1851 Civil War Shako Hat For the State of New York by Smith
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Wow! That's what you think when you first see this one. It is the rare Civil War model 1851 pattern shako style military hat. This one was made for a soldier serving in the military from the State of New York. We know this because it has the stamped brass state seal of New York applied to the front of the cap. The original chinstrap is present and is in fine shape. On each side of the chinstrap, it has the pair of small size eagle buttons. One of the buttons is a general service eagle and the other is for an artillery officer. The brim of the hat is made of the tarred leather material and it has a fine look and still has the original border stitched in place. The body of the hat is covered with the pretty blue tone cloth. The front of the hat also has the "E" insignia made of stamped brass that lets us know it woudl have been worn by a soldier in "E" Company. When you turn the cap over you are greeted by the original sweatband. The majority of the time this is missing but not on this beauty. On the top of the inside it has the original gold label on red silk from the manufacturer. This one is made by the famous firm of John Baker in New York City. The remnants of the silk clearly read "John. A. Baker / 162 Fulton St. / New York." Baker was one of the premier makers of uniform and accoutrement during the timeframe just prior to the Civil War. As you can see this hat displays superbly from all angles. If you have wanted a true Civil War hat, then this beauty is just perfect for your collection.

Item #: B5150
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Your Price:$2,750.00 USD
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