We manufacture everything, from bearskin caps to Indian Army kullahs and pugarrees, from pillbox caps to plumed shakos and from busbies to foreign service helmets.
If the particular item you want is not listed, please remember that there were so many regimental differences even in any one articular form of headress, that it would be impossible to list prices for each individual variation. We will be happy to quote you for whatever you require.
Item names may be clicked on for a photo
|Foreign Service Helmets
Made in the traditional way from cork but with a very thin integral reinforcing plastic shell to provide extra strength and prevent damage. High quality panelled cotton covering Green internal lining. Buff leather brim and band. Ventilator fitting will accept spike or ball ornament if required. Standard helmet is supplied with a leather chin strap. A fully adjustable leather skull cap ensures a perfect and comfortable fit. Pointed or round peaks. Covered in white (ready for whitening) or khaki (self-coloured.)
|Basic helmet with domed ventilator, covered in white and with buff leather band and brim, ready for whitening. Leather chinstrap. For more detailed description, see above.
|Basic helmet with domed ventilator, covered in khaki cloth with matching leather band and brim. Leather chinstrap. For more detailed description see above.
|Loose fitting khaki cover
|Khaki covered ventilator dome
|Regimental flash. During the Boer War it was the practice to cut the epaulette with the embroidered Regimental title from the red tunic and sew to one side of the loose fitting cover. Please state regiment required
|Pugarree, white or khaki (Wound around helmet)
|Infantry pattern spike
|Infantry pattern cruciform base
|Cavalry pattern acanthus leaf base
|Chinchain, Officers, foriegn service helmet. Gold plated rings on white leather
|Royal Artillery pattern ball ornament
|Vented dome base (R.E., etc.).
All helmet fittings are lightly gold-plated to give a maintenance-free
For full range of helmet fittings, see Metalwork
| Busby Caps
High quality simulated fur is used in the construction of these headresses, but real fur can be used subject to availability and an extra charge. Please state for which regiment and year you require the headress, as there were many variations within the Victorian period.
|1846 pattern O/R busby. Brown fur with plain bag. Leather backed brass chinchain attached to Lionhead hooks. Horse hair plume.and brass socket State regiment required (11th Hussars busby shown in picture)
|1857 pattern O/R busby. Black fur with bag in regimental colour trimmed with braid. Leather backed brass chinchain Horse hair plume and brass socket. State regiment required (11th Hussars busby shown in picture)
|Officer's busby with velvet backed and gold plated chin chain and feather plume
|O/R cap lines, yellow worsted cord, acorn ends
|Yeomanry O/R caplines. White worsted cord with acorn ends
|Officer's gold caplines. With gold acorn ends
|Yeomanry officer's silver capline. With acorn ends
|Rifle regiments Officer's busby Manufactured in Black Persian Lamb with black silk cording and boss. Ostrich over vulture feather plume (Example shown - Rifle Brigade)
|Rifle regiment black silk cord capline with acorn ends
|1844 Shako.(Albert pattern I), O/R covered in black felt and with leather top and bands.Solid leather front and rear peaks. Leather chinstrap Woolen ball tuft in brass socket (state colour required) Plate not included
|1855 Infantry O/R's shako (Albert pattern II ) etc, O/R covered in black felt and with leather top and bands. Solid leather front and rear peaks. Leather chinstrap. Woolen ball tuft in brass socket (state colour required)
|1855 Infantry officer's shako (Albert pattern II). Covered in black wool material and with leather top and band. Solid leather front and rear peaks. Leather chinstrap. Woolen ball tuft in figured gilded brass holder. State colour of ball required
|Field officer's rank shown by gold lace bands around top of shako (see item below) Additional
|1855 (Albert Pattern II) Fusilier Regt. field officer's shako with horse hair plume and gold rank banding. Black leather chinstrap. Specification otherwise generally as above item. Regimental plate not included
|1867 (last pattern) Shako. Covered in dark blue cloth with black and red braid to upper and lower edges. Leather peak. Brass chin chain and rosettes with extra hooked rosette at rear. Woolen tufted ball (state colour required) Regimental plate not included
"Kilmarnock and pillbox caps"
O.R's Kilmarnock cap, cloth band and leather chinstrap
Red band (Royal Regiments) Extra £5.00
|Royal Engineer O.R's Kilmarnock Cap. Yellow cloth band and yellow covered button
|Rifle Regiment O.R's Kilmarnock cap. Rifle green with black band and woollen tuft
|Kilmarnock cap cover, White linen hot station cover and neck-flap for Kilmarnock cap
|O.R's Pillbox cap. Black or blue cloth with black cloth band and leather chinstrap and central button on top
|Red band (Royal Regts.) or Gold Band (WO's)
Yellow band (R. A. & R.E) extra
|Cavalry O.R. style pillbox with extra ornamentation. State regiment
|Rifle Regiment O.R's pillbox. Blackband and button
|Regimental pattern bands and buttons subject to availability
|Glengarry cap (No regimental badge)
cap with diced band (Scottish Regts.)
(No regimental badge)
Army kullah and pugarree. State regiment
An additional charge may be made if research is required.
"Officer's undress forage caps"
|1854 pattern (Crimea). Dark blue cloth, black silk embroidered band, leather peak and chinstrap
|1855 pattern. Dark blue cloth, black silk embroidered band, flat leather peak and chinstrap. Netted boss and figured braiding to top.
|1880 pattern. Dark blue cloth, straight sides, black silk embroidered band, leather peak with gold braid, leather chinstrap. Netted boss and figured braiding to top.
|Field officer's extra ornamentation
|1855 and 1880 pattern red band (Royal Regts.)
|1854 pattern Royal Artillery. Dark blue cloth, gold lace band and gold button on top, leather peak and chinstrap
|1854 pattern Royal Artillery Field Officer's cap. Dark blue cloth with RA lace band. Gold embroidered peak and gold button on top, leather chinstrap
|1854 pattern 11th Hussar officer's forage cap. Maroon cloth with Oakleaf lace band. Figured ornamentation and gold braid edging to cap top. Gold embroidered peak and leather chinstrap
|1855 Royal Engineer officer's cap. Gold lace band and gold boss
|1880 pattern Royal Engineers forage cap, gold lace and button
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