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Fire helmet: chief engineer

Object Number: 
1948.401
Date: 
1824-1828
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 15 in. ( 21 x 33.7 x 38.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on frontpiece: "CHIEF / ENGINEER"
Description: 
Four comb leather fire helmet painted dull gold or cream color; frontpiece with painted image of a fire engine below inscription, "CHIEF ENGINEER."
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this helmet belonged to Jameson Cox, Chief Engineer of the New York (Volunteer) Fire Department from 1824 to 1828.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Commander Robert S. Raymond
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group