I recently acquired a Garde Pickelhaube that I believe traces back to either the Reserve Officers of the Guards Fusilier Regiment or the 5th Foot Guard Regiment.
The helmet needs some restoration work that will take time, but all in all it's not in the worst shape given it's age and having sat in someone's basement or trunk for over 100 years.
Where I could use the help of forum members is in helping me make out writing that appears in the top of the helmet. The hand writing appears to be a name that I can't make out. Attached are two photos. The writing appears on the top and bottom of the center plate. I am hoping that some member of the forum has an eye for making out hand written names and might be able to tell me if the writing is a name and if so, what it is.
I would welcome any and all suggestions of the owners name.
Thank you in advance for your thoughts. Joe