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Tschako for Schutzpolizei, 3rd Reich


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A well worn Police Tschako dating from about 1938 for members of the Schutzpolizei, the leather trim being black. It is double marked to Erel, Berlin as well as the maker, Robt. Lübstein, Heinr.-Roller-Str., Berlin-Prenzlauer Berg. It has also a pen marked name of of the wearer, Ehmke.

This Tschako was probably worn postwar under the the Allied Military Government, as indicated by two further small holes under the badge. At first the eagle plate and cockade were removed and the helmet worn without insignia. Later a small aluminium medallion with a Berliner Bear for the Berlin Poliice was added. The old helmets were then replaced with a new model in the 1950s period. This example has later been refitted with the correct insignia. The chinstrap was probably a collectors replacement using original fittings. I had to restore the Tschako somewhat, the peak has been restitched as has the fibre top. The chinstrap has now been refitted with a good new natural leather and blackened, and is now a proper fit. The black surfaces have been repolished and restored.






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