Fire helmet

Object Number: 
INV.8860
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. ( 23.5 x 27.3 x 36.8 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on frontpiece: "42 / ENGINEER" stamped: on metal ventilation plate under front of brim: "PAT'D / CAIRNS & BROTHER / 143 GRAND ST. NEW YORK" relief: on metal disk affixed inside top of crown: "CAIRNS & BRO. / 143 GRAND ST. N.Y. / IMPROVED / VENT
Description: 
Eight comb black leather ventilated fire helmet with tooled scroll border on brim; black leather frontpiece with "42 / ENGINEER" painted in gold; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder; texitle 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