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Fire helmet frontpiece: Americus

Object Number: 
INV.8940
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 5 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 19.7 x 14.3 x 3.8 cm )
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, gold painted "1" appliquéd over crossed hook and ladder at center, with recessed, gold painted star and "AMERICUS" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed, red painted panel above.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group