Fireman's fatigue cap
Wool, other textile, leather
Overall: 3 1/8 x 9 1/2 x 7 in. ( 7.9 x 24.1 x 17.8 cm )
printed: on ribbon attached to front of cap: "5 PROTECTION 5" printed: inside top of crown: "FOR FINE CITY / TRADE / EXTRA FINE QUALITY"
Blue wool felt fireman's fatigue cap with rigid cylindrical crown with flat top and black leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; "5 PROTECTION 5" printed in gold on black ribbon pinned to front; black leather chin strap secured at either side by a gilded metal button embossed with eagle insignia.
According to the accession records, this cap was used at Melrose, in the Bronx.
Gift of Christian Ahpaulus
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