Fire Police NCO Visor Cap

Fire Police NCO Visor Cap

Price: $550.


Description:  Nice quality, Feuerschutzpolizei NCO’s visor cap features a deep navy blue doeskin wool body, a black velvet center band and Feuerschutzpolizei carmine wool piping, to the crown edge and both the top and bottom edges of the centerband. The front center of the cap has a three piece national tri-color cockade consisting of a black, fluted, alloy base, a silver washed alloy roundel and an inset red felt central dot. The front center of the centerband has a die stamped, nickel silver, first pattern (Circa 4/1934-6/1936) police eagle device having very fine detail.  The cap has a blackened patent leather chinstrap intact with two, black painted, rectangular, magnetic sheet metal, sliding length adjustment buckles. The chinstrap is secured to the cap by two, small, black painted smooth surface magnetic sheet metal buttons. The cap has a black lacquered vulcan fiber visor with a raised lip to the forward edge. Although a private purchase visor this cap an Oil cloth issue-type lining was used. Full leather sweatband Celluloid Moisture diamond in crown with full makers logo. Size 57. A nice early period, worn cap that’s all intact.

Background: June 1936, Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler was appointed to the newly created position of Chef der Deutschen Polizei im Reichsministerium des Innern, (Chief of the German Police in the National Ministry of the Interior), effectively giving him full control of all police agencies within Germany including the Feuerschutzpolizei, (Fire Protection Police). As a result of this appointment and the restructuring of all the separate German state police into a single national police force new regulations were instituted to bring about uniformity in dress for all police through-out the country.   

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