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Fire helmet frontpiece: foreman

Object Number: 
INV.9143
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 5 1/2 x 1 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 14 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "FOREMAN / PIONEER HOSE / 1 / PDS" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Gold, black, and red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large "1" cut out at center and backed with black painted leather, with "FOREMAN / PIONEER HOSE" and "PDS" in applied, gold painted leather above and 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