Military helmet carrier
This helmet carrier carries two brass plaques - the name of the retailer and the name of the helmet owner. The maker (Hawkes and Co,) are well known bespoke mens tailors and retailers who traded from 14 Piccadilly, London up until 1890, before moving to 1 Saville Row. They still operate from there under the Name Gieves and Hawkes from that address. The second and larger brass plaque has the owner of the helmet's name - in this case F Mappin Esquire who was serving with the 1st York Yeomanry Cavalry.
Research suggests that F Mappin was Frank Mappin (1846 - 1920) the eldest son of Sir Frederick Thorpe Mappin, Master Cutler who left Mappin Brothers and became a renowned industrialist and philanthropist. On Frederick's death in 1910 , Frank inherited the title and became the 2nd baronet of Thornbury. There is surprisingly little written on the life of Sir Frank but it is known that he rose to the rank of Captain in the Yeomanry and was later promoted to Honorary Major. This helmet carrier would presumably have held the 1847 Albert pattern brass helmet. Unfortunately it doesn't have the helmet to fit inside.Postage will be determined at point of sale and is a cost to the buyer. We do this to ensure that our charges are accurate and fair.
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Packaging and postage.
With every item we sell, it is our intention to take every possible care to have it delivered to you in the same condition as when it left our premises. For this reason, packaging is tailored to each item and provides the maximum protection that we consider the item requires. Any item that arrives in a damaged condition should be referred to your postal service in the first instance for assessment of their handling of the package. If satisfaction is still lacking then we will look to see whether our efforts have been inadequate for fair handling of an item and if it is found to be so we will refund the cost of the item. Postage has now become a major cost in ecommerce so we try to strike a balance that will not unduly add excessive cost to your purchase.