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Fire helmet

Object Number: 
INV.8885
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 11 x 14 1/8 in. ( 22.9 x 27.9 x 35.9 cm )
Marks: 
printed cloth label: affixed inside crown: "ANDERSON & JONES / MFGRS / FIRE HATS / CAPS / BELTS, SHIRTS / AND SUPPLIES / 184 GRAND ST. N.Y." handwritten: on scrap of paper affixed inside crown: "Lend. Ford"
Description: 
Eight comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled scroll border on brim; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder (frontpiece missing); textile half-lining.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group