Fire helmet frontpiece: foreman hose 3, C.W..

Object Number: 
INV.8919
Date: 
1868-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 19.7 x 10.5 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "FOREMAN / HOSE / 3 / CW" stamped: on reverse: "CAIRNS & BRO / 143 / GRAND St N.Y."
Description: 
Painted (originally white?) leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, red painted "3" appliquéd at center, with "FOREMAN / HOSE" and "CW" in applied lettering on recessed panels above and below; decorative stitching.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group