Fire helmet frontpiece: assistant 1, D?

Object Number: 
INV.8901
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 3 3/4 x 2 in. ( 19 x 9.5 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Gold painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; star cut out at top and backed with black leather; "ASSISTANT" in applied, gold painted leather lettering over large, black leather "1" appliquéd over crossed hook and ladder at center.
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