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Fireman's belt: CH'R Exempt Trust Assn.

Object Number: 
INV.9125
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
overall (as folded): 25 3/4 x 2 7/8 x 1 3/4 in. ( 65.4 x 7.3 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
applied: across center of belt: "EXEMPT CH'R TRUST ASSN" applied: center of belt sleeve: "23RD WARD / GWK" painted: back: "2334"
Description: 
Painted yellow leather fireman's belt; red recess in the center with applied painted leather letters reading "EXEMPT CH'R TRUST ASSN"; yellow leather binding machine-sewn around outer edges;leather strap underneath one end of the belt which buckles onto metal buckle on opposite end, which is secured to the belt with one metal stud; the belt at the strap end slips into belt sleeve at the buckle end; the belt sleeve has a red shield shaped recess with "23RD WARD / GWK" at the center.
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