Fire helmet frontpiece: John Decker

Object Number: 
INV.9213
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 4 5/8 x 2 in. ( 19.7 x 11.7 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "JOHN DECKER / 17"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, gold painted "17" appliquéd over crossed hook and ladder at center, with recessed, gold painted star and "JOHN DECKER" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed panel above.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group