Spiked fraternal helmet

size: original label 7 1/8

Fraternal organization pith helmet manufactured by Lilley & Co. in the late 1800's or early 1900's. I know I've seen similar helmets and badges before, but I can't remember what fraternal organisation this was for. Please drop me a line if you know. The exterior of the helmet is kakhi-colored felt. Embroidered velvet badge is stitched on, top spike unscrews and is one of the original 1880's US military helmet spikes that Lilly & Co. used on many of their fraternal and ceremonial helmets in the early 1900's. Original scale and felt chin strap with monogrammed attachment buttons - the monogram is "UR" or "RU" depending upon how you read it. Interior leather sweat band is imprinted "The M.C. Lilley & Co. Manufacturers Colombus,Ohio". Except for age-wear to the lower rim of the helmet where the Lilly coloring/dye technique has faded, this helmet is in overall really great condition.