Fire helmet

Object Number: 
INV.205
Date: 
1854-1880
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 9 x 11 x 15 in. ( 22.9 x 27.9 x 38.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on frontpiece: "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION" painted: underside of brim: "2334"
Description: 
Eight comb black leather fire helmet with tooled floral vine border on brim; black leather frontpiece with lantern and other firefighting tools painted at center and painted inscription, "NY EXEMPT ASSOCIATION"; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder; 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