Fire helmet frontpiece: ladder man

Object Number: 
INV.9032
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 4 5/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 19 x 11.7 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "LADDERMAN / 2 / BFD"
Description: 
Red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large "8" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "LADDERMAN" and "BFD" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed panels above and below.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group