Fire helmet: chief engineer
Overall: 8 1/4 x 13 1/4 x 15 in. ( 21 x 33.7 x 38.1 cm )
painted: on frontpiece: "CHIEF / ENGINEER"
Four comb leather fire helmet painted dull gold or cream color; frontpiece with painted image of a fire engine below inscription, "CHIEF ENGINEER."
According to the accession records, this helmet belonged to Jameson Cox, Chief Engineer of the New York (Volunteer) Fire Department from 1824 to 1828.
Gift of Commander Robert S. Raymond
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.