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Fireman's belt: Hudson hose

Object Number: 
INV.9123
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, metal
Dimensions: 
overall (as folded): 22 1/2 x 3 1/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 57.2 x 8.3 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
applied: across center: "HUDSON HOSE" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Brown leather fireman's belt with metal buckle at one end secured to the belt wit one metal stud; machine-sewn scalloped binding around all edges; the center has a red recess with applied letters painted gold reading "HUDSON HOSE."
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