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Fire helmet frontpiece: Maspeth

Object Number: 
INV.9139
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 5 3/4 x 1 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 14.6 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black and gold painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large "4" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "MASPETH" and "S F Co" in applied, gold painted leather lettering 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