Fire helmet

Object Number: 
INV.8887
Date: 
1880-1920
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 10 3/4 x 14 1/2 in. ( 21.6 x 27.3 x 36.8 cm )
Marks: 
molded in relief: on lower side of frontpiece holder: "CAIRNS & BRO / 1 . . . GRAND NY" printed: on textile lining crown: "143 GRAND ST / FIRE DEPT / CAIRNS & BRO. / SUPPLIES / NEW YORK" stamped: on metal ventilation panel under front of brim: "PAT'D /
Description: 
Thirty-two comb ventilated leather fire helmet painted cream color; tooled scroll border on brim, with embossed shield flanked by fire hydrants at center back surrounded by interlacing scrolls; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder (frontpiece missing); textile 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