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Fireman's Belt: 1st Asst. Engineer

Object Number: 
INV.9226
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (folded): 21 3/4 x 3 x 2 5/8 in. ( 55.2 x 7.6 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
applied: across center of belt: "1ST ASST ENGINEER" applied: center of belt sleeve: "FG" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Leather fireman's belt painted gold with red binding trim, red recess at the center with applied, painted leather lettering reading "1ST ASST ENGINEER"; belt sleeve at buckle end with red recess with applied leather letter "FG"; buckle secured to belt with leather strap and two metal studs.
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