Fire helmet frontpiece: empire
Overall: 8 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 10.8 x 6.4 cm )
painted: reverse: "2334"
Gold painted (now darkened) leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "1" cut out at center and backed with black painted leather, with "EMPIRE / ENGINE / FOREMAN" in applied, gold painted leather lettering above and below.
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
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