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Fire helmet frontpiece: family engine

Object Number: 
INV.9141
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 20.6 x 13.3 x 4.1 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "FAMILY / ENGINE / 3 / G R"
Description: 
Red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, gold painted "3" appliquéd at center, with "FAMILY / ENGINE" and "G R" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed, black painted panels above and below.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group