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Fireman's fatigue cap: Exempt, late 19th c.

Object Number: 
INV.10308
Date: 
1870-1885
Medium: 
Wool, leather, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 7 in. ( 8.3 x 27.3 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
metal letters: on front: "EXEMPT" in relief: on buttons: "F.D."
Description: 
Blue wool fireman's fatigue cap with cylindrical crown with soft sides and flat top, flat black patent leather visor, and black patent leather chin strap secured at either side by a button embossed with initials "F.D."; "EXEMPT" in individually cut out metal letters attached to front; leather sweatband and bright pink silk lining.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group