Fire helmet frontpiece: Indep??dent

Object Number: 
INV.9201
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 21 x 14 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "INDEPE[ND]ENT / 1 / JDR"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, gold painted "1" appliquéd on recessed, red painted oval panel at center, with "INDEPE[ND]ENT" and "JDR" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed red panels above and below.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group