WWII Named British Made U.S. Army Officer Visor Cap
Very high quality U.S. Army officer’s visor cap that was made in London by the Woodrow firm. The cap is constructed of brown wool with a dark brown leather visor, back strap and chin strap. The cap is lined in olive silk with a large silk maker label beneath a celluloid sweat shield. Also beneath the sweat shield is a typed silk name label identifying the cap as having been made for Lt. Colonel C.A. Fisher, with his Army service number on the label. The Army Register identifies the full name of the owner as Charles A. Fisher of the Infantry. There is one very small hole beneath the overhang on the side of the cap. The interior celluloid sweat shield has a piece missing but it is largely intact. The gilt officer cap eagle on the front of the cap is a screw back emblem, and in an example of superior workmanship, the post end and retaining screw inside of the cap are sewn underneath the cap lining. There were two prongs on the back of the eagle’s wings to hold the eagle in place. One of these prongs has broken and therefore the eagle “spins” a bit on the front. The benefit of this is that it made it possible to look behind the eagle, which revealed that it is a British made insignia manufactured and marked by Gaunt of London. There is a bit of green verdigris on the cap band below the eagle, and the cap is dusty from storage, but overall it is in truly fine condition.