Fire helmet frontpiece: independent

Object Number: 
INV.9221
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 6 x 1 in. ( 21 x 15.2 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "INDEPENDENT / 1 / KH"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, gold painted "1" appliquéd on recessed, red painted oval panel at center, with "INDEPENDENT" and "KH" 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