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Fire helmet

Object Number: 
INV.206
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, other metal, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/2 x 11 x 15 1/2 in. ( 24.1 x 27.9 x 39.4 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "[NY] / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / WH" printed paper label (fragment): affixed inside top of crown: "CAIRNS" printed paper label: affixed to inner side of crown: "Americus / Hook & Ladder Co. No. . . ." painted: underside of
Description: 
Eight comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled linear decoration on crown; black leather frontpiece with firefighting tools painted at center and "[NY] / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / WH" in gold painted leather lettering; brass lion frontpiece holder; 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