U.S. 1899 Pith Helmet With Eagle Plate and Spike Top. Very nice period pith helmet with your choice of canvas vent top or helmet spike with plate. Patented May 2, 1899 with paper label inside top of helmet. Clean sweatband, missing chinstrap. Size 7 1/2. Clean, some minor staining, minor loose spots in cork, overall helmet body is solid. Overall very good.