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Trumpet

Date: 
ca. 1863
Medium: 
Brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 23 1/4 x 9 1/8 in. ( 59.1 x 23.2 cm )
Description: 
Brass presentation trumpet with elaborate engraved and repoussé floral decoration on all sections; domed bell with four scrolled frames, one enclosing a fire helmet superimposed on crossed ladders, one a sailing ship, one a chariot(?), and one a floral wreath; engraved inscription on almond-shaped panel on one side.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Bella C. Landauer
Object Number: 
1940.4
Marks: 
engraved: on side: "Presented / TO / W. W. Ladd. / BY THE / Friends & Members of / SOUTHWARK / ENGINE CO. / No. 38 / June 1863"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1863
eMuseum Object ID: 
35557
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Fire engine condenser case of Hudson Fire Company No. 1(?)

Date: 
1830
Medium: 
Wood, oil paint, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 30 x 19 x 12 1/2 in. ( 76.2 x 48.3 x 31.8 cm )
Description: 
Wooden fire engine condenser case; half-cylindrical form with painted allegorical scene featuring crowned male figure with trident (Neptune) seated in a scallop shell upon the waves receiving a sextant from a winged female figure that hovers above him alongside another female figure seated next to a child and holding an infant; a cornucopia, a globe, and other scientific tools are pictured adjacent to female figures.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Object Number: 
1937.1630
Marks: 
painted: at top of panel: "PAINTED 1830. / Samuel Moore. / Foreman. / C. V. Anderson. / Assistant." painted: at bottom of panel: "Engine 9"
Gallery Label: 
This image features iconography identical to a certificate printed by the newly-formed New York Nautical Institution in commemoration of the Erie Canal in 1825 (see Cadwallader Colden, Memoir [1825], pp. 203-4). A caption for the certificate in Colden's Memoir identifies the scene: "This device is emblematic of Science, Skill, and Benevolence; Science is characterized as an angel, with appropriate instruments, and bending from a cloud she delivers to Neptune a sextant, as the emblem of Naval Skill; Benevolence like a nursing mother, with her attendant circumstances, is seated on a cornucopiae, upon the same cloud with Science. This scene is represented as taking place outside of Sandy Hook; on the right of Neptune, who is seated on his naval car, is Staten Island; in the distant horizon is Sandy Hook Lighthouse; pilot-boats, ships outward and inward bound are placed under their appropriate positions." (Colden, p. 375-6) Because the number associated with inscription at the lower center of the condenser case has been largely effaced, it is unclear to which Engine company this case belonged. The combination of the Neptune imagery and the case's date plausibly links it to three different fire companies: New York's Company No. 9, Neptune, No. 6, and Hudson No. 1.
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1830
eMuseum Object ID: 
27754
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

fireman's badge/pin

Medium: 
Metal, paper
Description: 

Firefighter's badge. Octagonal bronze-colored badge with rope patterned border, large silver-colored "9" in the center above a fire vehicle. Paper label included with object.

Object Number: 
234.d
Marks: 
Badge: "24/N.Y.F.D./9"
Inscriptions: 

Paper note: "#234/Gift of S.V. Hoffman/June 10, 1925"

Small label: front: "Gift of/Waldo F. Ab.../Nov 15, 1910"

Small label: back: "silver badge/S.G. Abbe,/Commision.../1865-68"

Gallery Label: 

According to a small paper note found with the object, this badge may have belonged to S.G. Abbe, Fire Commisioner from 1865 to 1868.

Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
63482
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

ribbon

Medium: 
Fabric, metal, paper
Dimensions: 
4 x 1 3/4 inches
Description: 
stained and faded, white and gold ribbon with text "BROOKLYN E.D. EXEMPT FIREMENT" decorative border on top and bottom and bottom middle indent resulting in two side points, stapled to blue cardboard.
Object Number: 
Z.3578
Marks: 
Handwritten on reverse of cardboard: "M.A. 2381"/Gift of Wm. M. Wallace/April 18, 1934"
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
63396
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Firefighter Pin

Medium: 
pewter
Dimensions: 
2 1/2 x 1 3/4 inches
Description: 
firefighter pin, center image of firefighter tools and symbols (helmet, horn, ladder, axe), with surrounding text New Haven VFA, eagle perched on top of pin and station number 308 on bottom
Object Number: 
INV.1770
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
63342
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Decorative Helmet

Medium: 
Metal
Dimensions: 
2 1/2 x 1 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches
Description: 
metal pendant/ornament-like helmet, with wide brimmed back, flared sides, domed/ribbed head that pikes in the front with an insignia
Object Number: 
Z.3560
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
0
eMuseum Object ID: 
63334
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Ribbon

Date: 
ca. 1892
Medium: 
Silk
Dimensions: 
overall: 8 1/8 x 2 5/8 in.
Description: 
Pink silk ribbon printed in black "EXEMPT/ ENGINE CO./ OF THE CITY OF/ NEW YORK./ B'KLYN,/ FEB. 22d, 1892" with central image of firefighter and firehydrant; top of ribbon edged in gold trimming.
Credit Line: 
Gift of William M. Wallace, 1934
Object Number: 
INV.10382[dup]
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1892
eMuseum Object ID: 
58097
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Memorial ribbon

Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Silk, metal, sequins
Dimensions: 
overall: 8 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.
Description: 
One of a group of three similar black silk ribbons with black and white rosette at top with center star of silver sequins and metal fringe over paper; ribbon printed in silver "In Memoriam/ EXEMPT/ FIREMEN'S/ BEN. FUND/ ASSOCIATION/ 23 & 24 WARDS/ NEW YORK"; central images of fire wagon; bottom of ribbons edges with gold metal fringe.
Object Number: 
INV.10478.3
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
57685
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Memorial ribbon

Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Silk, metal, sequins
Dimensions: 
overall: 8 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.
Description: 
One of a group of three similar black silk ribbons with black and white rosette at top with center star of silver sequins and metal fringe over paper; ribbon printed in silver "In Memoriam/ EXEMPT/ FIREMEN'S/ BEN. FUND/ ASSOCIATION/ 23 & 24 WARDS/ NEW YORK"; central images of fire wagon; bottom of ribbons edges with gold metal fringe.
Object Number: 
INV.10478.2
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
57684
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

Memorial ribbon

Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Silk, metal, sequins
Dimensions: 
overall: 8 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.
Description: 
One of a group of three similar black silk ribbons with black and white rosette at top with center star of silver sequins and metal fringe over paper; ribbon printed in silver "In Memoriam/ EXEMPT/ FIREMEN'S/ BEN. FUND/ ASSOCIATION/ 23 & 24 WARDS/ NEW YORK"; central images of fire wagon; bottom of ribbons edges with gold metal fringe. Previously mounted to cardboard b
Object Number: 
INV.10478.1
Date Begin: 
0
Date End: 
1920
eMuseum Object ID: 
57683
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.

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