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Sallet

Image attached to M.4A-1939

An image of Salet and Bevor
Sallet, with a moveable visor, for heavy field use. Formed of a one-piece skull with a long 'tail' over the neck, and a pivoted demi-visor.  The skull has a rounded crown with a broad, medial keel at its apex, narrowing to a medial ridge at the front and rear.  The centre of the keel is pierced with a large, circular hole between a pair of rivet-holes for the attachment of a threaded boss to receive a crest.  The lower edge of the skull has a plain outward turn except at the front where it is cut away as a shallow face-opening that widens towards the bottom.  The straight upper edge of the face-opening, which is flanged outwards very slightly and decorated at its edge with a single incised line, forms the upper edge of the vision-slit.  Just above the level of the vision-slit, the skull is encircled by a series of twenty-one lining-rivets beneath a single, decorative incised line.  The front nine rivets are externally flush with flat internal heads, while the remainder are round-headed with circular internal washers of which two are missing.  The rivets and washers are all replaced, as are the buff-leather lining-band and the buff-leather loops for chin-straps at either side that they retain.  A similar pair of round-headed rivets with circular internal washers retaining a buff-leather suspension-loop within the nape are likewise replaced.  Five pairs of small holes around the lower edge of the skull and another to either side of the face-opening served to sew in the lining.  A single hole at either side of the face-opening and a corresponding hole at either side of the visor, which served as construction-holes during manufacture, have been plugged with rivets.  At the right lower corner of the face-opening is a push-button-operated spring-catch that engages a hole in the right lower corner of the visor.  The mushroom-shaped push-button is probably replaced, as are the pair of small, round-headed rivets that retain the flat internal spring.  The viso

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Salet and Bevor Sallet, with a moveable visor, for heavy field use. Formed of a one-piece skull with a long 'tail' over the neck, and a pivoted demi-visor. The skull has a rounded crown with a broad, medial keel at its apex, narrowing to a medial ridge at the front and rear. The centre of the keel is pierced with a large, circular hole between a pair of rivet-holes for the attachment of a threaded boss to receive a crest. The lower edge of the skull has a plain outward turn except at the front where it is cut away as a shallow face-opening that widens towards the bottom. The straight upper edge of the face-opening, which is flanged outwards very slightly and decorated at its edge with a single incised line, forms the upper edge of the vision-slit. Just above the level of the vision-slit, the skull is encircled by a series of twenty-one lining-rivets beneath a single, decorative incised line. The front nine rivets are externally flush with flat internal heads, while the remainder are round-headed with circular internal washers of which two are missing. The rivets and washers are all replaced, as are the buff-leather lining-band and the buff-leather loops for chin-straps at either side that they retain. A similar pair of round-headed rivets with circular internal washers retaining a buff-leather suspension-loop within the nape are likewise replaced. Five pairs of small holes around the lower edge of the skull and another to either side of the face-opening served to sew in the lining. A single hole at either side of the face-opening and a corresponding hole at either side of the visor, which served as construction-holes during manufacture, have been plugged with rivets. At the right lower corner of the face-opening is a push-button-operated spring-catch that engages a hole in the right lower corner of the visor. The mushroom-shaped push-button is probably replaced, as are the pair of small, round-headed rivets that retain the flat internal spring. The viso

Image data

  • Accession Number: M.4A & B-1939
  • Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 75
  • Camera: Canon EOS 5D
  • Photographer name: Michael Jones
  • Image height: 760 pixels
  • Image width: 521 pixels
  • Processed with: ACD Systems Digital Imaging
  • Filesize: 59.49kB
  • Exposure time: 1/100
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2008:09:11 12:02:31

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