Fire helmet: Exempt Association

Object Number: 
INV.8853
Date: 
1854-1880
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile, cotton fiber
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/8 x 11 1/4 x 14 in. ( 21.3 x 28.6 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "[NY] / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / JS"
Description: 
Eighty(?) comb black painted leather fire helmet; black leather frontpiece with firefighting tools painted at center and "[NY] / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / JS" in gold painted leather lettering; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder with red, white, and blue ribbon on top of head; textile half-lining with cotton fiber padding.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group