Overall: 18 1/8 x 12 x 1/4 in. ( 46 x 30.5 x 0.6 cm )
applied/painted: on obverse: "EMPIRE / 2 / OF HOBOKEN NJ / TO / HOPKINS HOSE / 3 / OF MORRISANIA NY" stamped (three times): on reverse: "CAIRNS & BRO / 143 / GRAND St N.Y." painted: at top of obverse: "FEBRUARY / 1873"
Light olive (originally white?) painted leather presentation shield presented by Empire No. 2 of Hoboken, New Jersey, to Hopkins Hose No. 3 of Morrisania, New York; upper half with red "2" appliqued over crossed hook and ladder, with "EMPIRE / OF HOBOKEN NJ" in applied leather lettering on recessed black panels above and below; lower half with "3" appliquéd on recessed red shield, with "HOPKINS HOSE / OF MORRISANIA NY" in applied leather lettering on recessed black panels above and below.
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