Fire helmet frontpiece: 10

Object Number: 
INV.8904
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 4 3/4 x 2 in. ( 21 x 12.1 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
handwritten: on reverse: "June 21, 1923"
Description: 
Yellow (originally white?) painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "10" cut out at center and backed with red painted leather, with hatchet painted in gold and red above.
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