Infantry Officer Visor Cap by Albert Kempf 1935 - WWII
Army infantry officer visor cap by Albert Kempf Mutzenfabrik. Dated 1935 and shows early quality manufacture. There are 5 nips on the top ranging from small to tiny, the worst of which are shown in image 4. There are two tiny nips on the side which are completely covered unless the cap is pulled out of relaxed position. Cap is priced accordingly. On the good side, structurally the cap is a winner with nice, firm shape. The eagle, wreath and cockade are nicely melted in and show a pleasant, matching degree of wear. The previous owner added a string from side button to side button to keep it pulled in. Not a bad idea so I am leaving it. The black visor has one little nick on the edge (Tiny - see image 1). The inside of the cap is just about perfect with complete stitching, celluloid diamond and undamaged sweatband which still has the string tie in the rear. Nice, big size 58 marked in the crown. Under the sweatband is a nice crisp maker name and date: Albert Kempf Mutzenfabrik 1935. This maker is also known as Alkero. If you can live with a few nips this is really nice, early quality, well marked cap.