Steel, paint, cotton; cotton, oilcloth
Overall (helmet): 6 in. × 13 1/8 in. × 12 in. (15.2 × 33.3 × 30.5 cm)
Overall (armband b): 5 × 18 in. (12.7 × 45.
stamped: underside of brim (front): U. S. GOV'T / PROPERTY / O.C.D."
ink stamped: underside of brim (rear): "PROPERTY / F.D.N.Y."
handwritten in pencil: underside of brim: "17717 ENGINE 43 HERMAN SCHWEINERT"
ink stamped: on reverse of armband (b): "177
Red painted steel helmet (a) with insignia on front consisting of a red croix formée inside a white triangle inscribed in a blue circle; chin strap and head bracing made of gray cotton webbing; one hemmed white cotton twill armband (b) with insignia patch stitched to center, and one white oilcloth armband (c) imprinted with same insignia.
Gift of Herman Schweinert
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