Fire helmet frontpiece: Empire

Object Number: 
INV.8937
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 19 x 11.1 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "EMPIRE / 8 / LPG"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, gold painted "8" appliquéd over crossed hook and ladder at center, with "EMPIRE" and "LPG" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed panels above and below.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group