BRITISH FOUL WEATHER HUSSAR BUSBY.
We have had literally hundreds of items of British military headdress for the Victorian period in the past 45 years but never a foul weather Hussar Busby. The Busby produced in oilskin with gilt lace around the crown, its button also covered in oilskin to the front of the helmet. To the interior its original leather liner and inner silk all in place, the silk has lost colour, there is also the inner silk lining to the crown, visible through areas of shredding is red cloth, this may indicate the regiment. The helmet is unusually still with its very delicate leather chinstrap. There is an aperture at the front of the helmet for a plume tube, which we assume would be for a simulated plume . A rare piece for the foul weather headdress collector.