Fire helmet

Object Number: 
INV.201ab
Date: 
1868-1880
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, other metal, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 14 1/4 in. ( 23.5 x 27.3 x 36.2 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "RESCUE / 1 / . . ." incised: on underside of brim: "W" stamped: on underside of brim: "CAIRNS & BRO / 143 GRAND ST. N.Y." handwritten: on tape affixed to back of brim: painted: underside of brim: "2334"
Description: 
Eight comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled linear decoration on crown and scroll border on brim; detached leather frontpiece (b) with large gold "1" appliquéd on red ground with black leather frame; 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