Fire helmet frontpiece: 3

Object Number: 
INV.9031
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 4 x 2 in. ( 19 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "[F]OR[EMAN?] / 3" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Gold(?) painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "3" cut out at center and backed with black painted leather, with recessed, black painted star and recessed, red painted panel with applied lettering (now mostly missing) above and recessed, red painted panel below.
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