SS Generals Summer visor cap

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SS Generals Summer visor cap. White cotton top with Silver piping,metal insignia. Good quality cap inside and out.

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SS Generals Summer visor cap. White cotton top with Silver piping,metal insignia. Good quality cap inside and out.  Comes  with  celluloid inner triangle    and leather  sweatband.

SS Generals Summer visor cap. Historical information

The  first black SS  cap  was introduced in 1932 for officers  NCO`s and  enlisted  men. The   design  was  a black smooth  twill top with  black  band and white piping. Officers  would come  with  a silver bullion  wire  chinstrap, other  ranks  would have  a leather  chinstrap joined  in  the  middle.  SS Officers  would  have silver pebbled  buttons  and other  ranks Black metal buttons. The  first  version  was without  an internal  stiffener  so had a  crushed  appearance.

After  1934   a  celluloid sweatshield  was included. This included a burnt orange colour set of  SS  runes. It  allowed  the  owners  a space  to write his details in. Also  a wire  stiffener  was  added but often  removed. These   caps  were  saddle  shaped  for  officers  and plate  shaped  for  other  ranks. Note  the  early  pattern had the  1st pattern  SS metal  cap insignia. These  early issue  caps  had  a smooth leather  peak which  was  replaced  in 34/35  with a Black vulkanfiber peak .

The  final  issue  was  the M36 which  featured  the new 2nd pattern metal  insignia.  These comprised of  a large  eagle  and  the  grinning  totenkopf  with lower jaw. Early badges  were stamped  from brass  with  a coating of silver. later examples  were aluminium and sometimes  privately  purchased .800 silver badges. The  white summer  version  of  the  SS  visor  cap  was introduced in 1939  for  both  officers and other  ranks.

  • black velvet band,
  • White  Gabardine  fabric
  • silver piping
  • silver bullion wire chinstrap,
  • silver pebbled buttons
  • black plastic peak.
  • leather  sweatband

refs: Kit  Wilson- SS Headgear.  a collectors  guide

Additional information

Weight0.250 kg
Dimensions12 × 12 × 10 cm

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