Fire helmet frontpiece: 1st engineer

Object Number: 
INV.9212
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/8 x 6 1/8 x 1 in. ( 16.2 x 15.6 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "1s[t] ENGINEER / 1" stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / 135 BOWERY / N Y"
Description: 
Gold painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large "1" cut out at center and backed with black painted leather, with "1s[t] ENGINEER" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed panel above.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group