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Yup. Definitely Austrian 1st Republic, but don't recognize the uniform at all. That lower cap cockade (winged wheel for railways?) might be some clue.

Not military-- uniformed civil service of SOME type-- police, fire, railways, post office, border guards, prison guard... ???

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Yup. Definitely Austrian 1st Republic, but don't recognize the uniform at all. That lower cap cockade (winged wheel for railways?) might be some clue.

Not military-- uniformed civil service of SOME type-- police, fire, railways, post office, border guards, prison guard... ???

Thanks! another mystery solved! Mike

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Hello gents!

what you see in this picture is a policeman, serving in the Police dept. City of Innsbruck, Tyrol around 1930. There have been a few cities in Austria without a " Bundespolizeidirektion" ( City Department of the Federal Police) , but with the right for a local police, not a "Gendarmerie" . 

So you find on the top of the cap, the colors of the Tyrol (red-white) and in the lower badge the crest of Innsbruck ( showing an heraldic bridge over the Inn, transl.: Inn-bridge

Blazon: „A shield Gules with a bridge Argent, seen from above, resting on two pilings.“ The arms of Innsbruck are canting, showing a bridge (Brücke) over the Inn river. The oldest known use of the arms dates from a seal of 1267. Both the bridge and the river were shown rather differntly than at present. The present composition is used since 1325. The colours are known since 1547 and the arms thus have never changed since..

https://goo.gl/images/sV5XWY   here the crest of Innsbruck.

The uniform indeed was the basic sample of the Police and "Sicherheitswache" ( dark green blouse, "Paroli" in "krapprot", the buttons indicate a candidate, cap also dark green and " krapprot" piping,  trousers black with "krapprot" piping). The cross-strap belongs to the holster of his Steyr M1912 gun ( worn like within the kuk army in WW1).

Don't know if anybody is interested after almost 9 years :(

 

cheers from Vienna!

 

 

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