In 1835, the Minister of War had asked the infantry corps for their advice on the hairstyle to be adopted. The regiments proposed in 1836 a series of different models of shakos. The 44th and 45th line infantry regiments received a leather helmet with plate and crest. This hairstyle was short-lived. The reports made by the two regiments had been entirely contradictory: the 44th regiment found the helmet heavy and inconvenient, while the 45th was favorable to its adoption. In its meeting of 27 May 1837 the Committee of Infantry and Cavalry, on the basis of contradictory conclusions, expressed the opinion that the Shako should continue to serve as a headdress for troops on foot. Full black patent leather leather helmet. Roman bomb, depth 14 cm, H 18 cm with visor and neck cover. Visor and neck cover in black patent leather with leather rim bent over the outside and sewn. Width of the visor 6 cm, of the neck cover 4 cm. Crest composed of two wings in black waxed leather each molded in relief of a box decorated with a large godron (H maxi 8 cm), without aerator in the back. The base of the fins is lined with a 1 cm wide leather rim stitched to the bomb. Mask of the crest of molded leather in relief of a box with a double godron and ventilation hole in the center, in the lower part decorated with a palmette, width in bottom part 3,5 cm, width in the center 2,7 cm, Width in the upper part 7 cm. The top of the crest is covered with a molded leather part in the form of a braid; It is embellished at the front of a pompon with flame daffodil wool. Front cockade, fixed under the mask of the crest, in leather molded in relief of a radiant sun, lacquered tricolor, diameter 6,4 cm. Front plate in brass cut out and embossed in relief in the form of radiant sun with in its center the Gaulish cock placed on a globe cut out of the figure "45" framed by a branch of oak and laurel, H 10 cm, width 14 cm. On each side of the bomb is fixed a 4 cm diameter rosette, made of brass, round, stamped with a star with five branches and a prominent molding. Missing inner cap. Missing chin. H total of the helmet up to the top of the crest 26 cm, total H up to the top of the pom pom 33 cm. Very good condition, tear on the inner lining of the visor. La France. Monarchy of July (1836-1837)
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