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Fire helmet frontpiece: 5

Object Number: 
INV.9036
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 in. ( 19.7 x 9.5 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: at center of obverse: "5" painted: at top and bottom of obverse: "PROTECTION"[?] and "J H" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "5" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather with inscription ("PROTECTION"?) and initials "J H" painted in gold 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