Fire helmet frontpiece: Hopkin's hose

Object Number: 
INV.9203
Date: 
1868-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 5 3/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 13.7 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse: "CAIRNS & BRO / 143 / GRAND St NY" applied/painted leather: on obverse: "HOPKINS / HOSE / 3 / JHW" painted: reverse: "2129"
Description: 
Yellow (orginally white?), red, and black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "3" appliquéd on recessed, red painted shield at center, with "HOPKINS / HOSE" and "JHW" in applied leather lettering above and below; decorative stitching.
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