Firemen's belt: "protection"

Object Number: 
INV.12131
Date: 
1880-1900
Medium: 
Leather, brass, cotton, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 2 1/2 x 50 1/2 in. ( 6.4 x 128.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: center: "PROTECTION"
Description: 
Stitched black leather belt with brass buckle at left end; at center of belt is a rectangular section painted red, with white-painted lettering.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group