Fire helmet frontpiece: empire
Overall: 8 x 5 1/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 20.3 x 13.3 x 4.4 cm )
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "EMPIRE / 2 / DJM" painted: reverse: "2334"
Black and gold painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large "2" appliquéd over crossed hook and ladder at center, with "EMPIRE" and "DJM" in applied, gold painted lettering above and below.
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
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