Fire helmet frontpiece: B_y?nn?

Object Number: 
INV.9147
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 12.1 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "BAY[O]NN[E] / 1 / BF. . ."
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, gold painted "2" appliquéd over crossed hook and ladder at center, with "BAY[O]NN[E]" and "BF. . ." in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed, red painted panels above and below.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group