Fire helmet frontpiece: III

Object Number: 
INV.9033
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 4 3/8 x 2 3/8 in. ( 19.4 x 11.1 x 6 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "FORE[MA]N / HOSE / III" stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / 135 BOWERY / N.Y."
Description: 
Gold and black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; black "III" appliquéd at center, with "FORE[MA]N" and "HOSE" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed black panels above.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group