Fire helmet: eagle crest

Object Number: 
INV.8894
Date: 
1868-1880
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 7 1/4 x 10 in. ( 25.4 x 18.4 x 25.4 cm )
Marks: 
molded in relief: on lower side of frontpiece holder: "CAIRNS & BRO. / 143 GRAND . . ." printed paper label: affixed inside top of crown: "[CAIRN]S & BROTHER / Successors to / . . . / FIREMEN'S GOODS / OF / Every Description. / [1]43 GRAND ST., N.Y.:
Description: 
Eight comb South American style leather fire helmet painted mustard yellow; tooled linear decoration on crown; brass eagle frontpiece holder (frontpiece missing); textile half-lining.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group