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Feldmütze, Ulanen

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A Feldmütze, Stallmütze or Reitmütze for cavalry, similar to infantry. As it has a squadron marking, this example does not originate from the infantry. Being dark blue and with red facings, it could only be from Ulanen-Regiments  1-8, all of which wore red facings.
The cap is probably made by a regimental workshop, and the top has been made from two sections of cloth! A typical sign of thriftyness of the Prussian army. This is a typical issue example as worn in the field or in working dress. Has been folded together for many years, as was also carried in saddle pack when not worn.

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Cap could be folded together and stored in saddlepack when the Tschapka was worn.

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White cotton lining with name tag of Gefreiter Kühr, 5. Eskadron. No regimental markings.

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Top of cap has been made from two sections of cloth, a typical sign of thriftyness of the Prussian military. This would not be noticeable.

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