overall (as folded): 18 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 47 x 7 x 4.1 cm )
overall (unfolded): 43 3/8 x 2 5/8 x 5/8 in. (
applied: across center: "ASSISTANT"
engraved: maker's label, right of lettering: "CAIRNS & BRO / 143 / CRAND ST N.Y."
applied: center of belt sleeve: "PFD"
Brown leather fireman's belt painted yellow, with scalloped binding machine sewn around outer edges; applied lettering of leather painted yellow across the center reading "ASSISTANT" set in red recess, flanked on the right by metal maker's tag secured with two metal studs; belt sleeve with red shield shaped recess with painted leather letters, "PFD"; metal buckle secured to one end with leather strap secured with single metal stud, narrow leather strap underneath at the opposite side.
Purchased from Elie Nadelman, 1937
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
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