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Fire helmet frontpiece: Fort Washington

Object Number: 
INV.9100
Date: 
1836-1868
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 3 in. ( 19.7 x 8.9 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped (twice): on reverse: "H. T. GRATACAP"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "27" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "FORT WASHINGTON" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed panel above and recessed, gold painted panel without inscription below.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group