Fire helmet frontpiece: 1

Object Number: 
INV.9035
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 3 5/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 9.2 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "[R]ESC[U]E / 1 / F[I]RE Co" stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / 126 BOWERY / N. Y." painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "1" cut out at center and backed with gold(?) painted leather, with "[R]ESC[U]E" and "F[I]RE Co" in applied lettering on recessed panels above and below.
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