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Fireman's belt: asst. foreman

Object Number: 
INV.9128
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, textile, paint, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 47 x 2 5/8 x 3/8 in. ( 119.4 x 6.7 x 1 cm )
Marks: 
applied: across center: "ASST FOREMAN" painted: center of belt sleeve: "5" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Gold painted leather fireman's belt with "ASST FOREMAN" in applied, gold painted leather lettering on recessed, red painted panel; slide loop with gold painted "5" on recessed red shield; red painted textile backing.
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