Fire helmet frontpiece: assistant engineer

Object Number: 
INV.8947
Date: 
1868-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse: "CAIRNS & BRO / 143 / [GRAND] ST NY" applied/painted leather: on obverse: "ASSISTANT / ENGINEER / NSFD" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Gold and red painted frontpiece from a fire helmet; three recessed, red painted panels with "[A]SSISTANT / ENGINEER / NSFD" in applied, gold painted leather lettering.
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