Fire helmet

Object Number: 
INV.8859
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 x 14 3/8 in. ( 22.2 x 27.9 x 36.5 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: on tape affixed to back of brim: "40"
Description: 
Thirty-two(?) comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled scroll border on brim; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder (frontpiece missing); textile half-lining.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group