Fire helmet frontpiece: engineer

Object Number: 
INV.9040
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 4 1/8 x 2 3/4 in. ( 21.6 x 10.5 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on obverse: "ENGINEER / R. N." painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Gold painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; fire engine painted in red, black and shades of brown at center, with "ENGINEER" painted in black on red banner above and initials "R. N." painted in black below.
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