Fire helmet frontpiece: monitor

Object Number: 
INV.9082
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 1/2 in. ( 19.7 x 14.6 x 1.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black, gold, and red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large gold "2" appliquéd at center, with "MONITOR" in applied, gold painted leather lettering on recessed, red ground above.
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