Fire helmet frontpiece: 49

Object Number: 
INV.9095
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 7/8 x 3 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 20 x 8.3 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / 135 BOWERY / N.Y." painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "49" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "POC[AH]ONT[A]S" and "JDR" in applied, gold painted leather lettering above and 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