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Fireman's belt: Colum???

Object Number: 
INV.9130
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 40 1/2 x 2 3/8 x 1/8 in. ( 102.9 x 6 x 0.3 cm )
Marks: 
applied: across center: "COLUM..." painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Painted leather fireman's belt with "COLUM[B] [I] [A]" in applied leather lettering on recessed, red painted panel.
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