Fire helmet

Object Number: 
Leather, paint, textile
Overall: 7 x 10 1/2 x 11 1/2 in. ( 17.8 x 26.7 x 29.2 cm )
printed paper label: affixed inside top of crown: "G. H. R . . . MPPEN. / Manufacturer of / Military Equipments, / FIREMEN'S CAPS . . . / No. 46 Canal Street, / NEW YORK. / Robert Sears . . ." painted: on frontpiece: "ENGINEER / Z. M." handwritten: on c
Four comb painted leather fire helmet; painted leather frontpiece with fire engine and inscriptions "ENGINEER" and "Z. M." in red and black on gold ground; gold painted leather frontpiece holder; textile half-lining with drawstring closure.
Gallery Label: 
Zophar Mills (1809-1887) served as Assistant Engineer of the New York Volunteer Fire Dept. from 1838 to 1842. The donor is his daughter.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Adelaide Mills, 1902
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group