Fire helmet frontpiece: Jackson

Object Number: 
INV.9026
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 3 3/4 x 2 5/8 in. ( 19.7 x 9.5 x 6.7 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "JACKSON / 1 / C S" stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / 135 BOWERY / N. Y." painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "4" cut out at center and backed with painted (discolored) leather, with "JACKSON" and "C S" in applied lettering on recessed panels 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