overall (as folded): 13 7/8 x 4 1/2 x 3 3/8 in. ( 35.2 x 11.4 x 8.6 cm )
applied: across center of belt: "EXEMPT"
applied: center of belt sleeve: "23 W / HP"
painted: reverse: "2334"
Brown leather fireman's duty belt; red recess in the center with applied painted leather letters reading "EXEMPT"; brown leather binding machine sewn around outer edges; there is a leather strap underneath one end of the belt which buckles onto metal buckle on opposite end, which is secured to the belt with two metal studs; the belt at the strap end slips into belt sleeve at the buckle end; the belt sleeve has a red shield shaped recess with the number "23 W / HP" at the center.
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
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