Fire helmet frontpiece: fire patrol

Object Number: 
INV.9051
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 12.1 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "1" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "FIRE PATROL" and "KCFD" in applied, gold painted leather lettering on recessed red grounds 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