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Fire helmet frontpiece: Niagara hose

Object Number: 
INV.8942
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 4 5/8 x 2 1/2 in. ( 20.3 x 11.7 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "NIAGARA / HOSE / 1 / NFFD"
Description: 
Red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "1" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "NIAGARA / HOSE" and "NFFD" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed, black painted panels above and below.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group