Shako, 37th North Hampshire Regiment

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The bell-topped shako was a design of head dress that had evolved from the Waterloo and Regency shakos; the bell-topped shako was in service from 1829 to 1844. It had a universal plate of a large gilt star for officers surmounted by a Queen Victoria’s crown with a smaller twelve point Silver Star superimposed on the large star. Within this is a small scroll inscribed ‘North Hampshire’ surrounding the numeral ‘37’.