Fire helmet frontpiece: Hope H?S?2

Object Number: 
INV.8900
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 3 x 2 1/4 in. ( 19.7 x 7.6 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "2" cut out at center and backed with yellow painted leather, with "HOPE H[O]S[E]" in applied, white painted leather lettering above.
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