Ipswich Museum Conservation Record
Conservation Number: 4292
Identity Number: 1948.214.62
Simple Name: Pickelhaub
Brief description: Spiked Metal German helmet , World War One
Materials: Steel, brass Leather interior.
Condition: Plate lifting from helmet. Old polish, dirty, chin strap missing. Parts of brass trim missing
Action Requested: Clean
Reason for Work: WW1 exhibition
Previous Treatment Unknown
Helmet plate attached with a modern wooden stick.
Stick removed and plate removed. Brass cleaned with Solvol Autosol and 000 wire wool. Polish removed with white spirit on cotton wool.
Cockade on proper left side loose. Removed and cleaned
Helmet coated in a lacquer. Not cleaned with Solvol. Cleaned only with white spirit and a smoke sponge.
Cockade re-attached using Paraloid B67 and glass bead
Whole coated with Microcrystalline wax and buffed.
Plate carefully moulded to shape of helmet.
Helmet plate re-attached with Plastazote.
Date Received: 22/5/2014
Conservator: Robert Entwistle and volunteer.