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Fire helmet: fireman 9?F?

Object Number: 
INV.8876
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Leather, brass, paint, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 11 1/4 x 13 1/2 in. ( 21 x 28.6 x 34.3 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "FIREMAN / 9 / . . . F. . . ." painted: underside of brim: "2334"
Description: 
Eight comb black leather fire helmet with tooled scroll border on brim; black leather frontpiece with "FIREMAN / 9 / . . ." 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