Fire helmet

Object Number: 
INV.109
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 14 in. ( 22.2 x 27.3 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "CH[IEF] / ENGINEER / WILL[I]AMSBRIDGE / FIRE DEPT / RMcT" stamped: on metal ventilation panel under front of brim: "PAT'D / CAIRNS & BROTHER / 143 GRAND ST. NEW YORK" relief: on metal disk affixed inside top of crown: "C
Description: 
Thirty-two comb ventilated leather fire helmet painted cream color; tooled scroll border on brim, with embossed shield flanked by fire hydrants at center back surrounded by interlaced scrolls; red and gold leather frontpiece with "CH[IEF] / ENGINEER / WILL[I]AMSBRIDGE / FIRE DEPT / RMcT" in gold painted leather lettering; brass eagle 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