Fire helmet frontpiece: perserverance 13 engine

Object Number: 
INV.8912
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 4 1/2 x 2 1/2 in. ( 20.6 x 11.4 x 6.4 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / . . . / . . . / N.Y." painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; shield shape cut at center and backed with red painted (now darkened) leather with "13" in gold painted leather appliqué; "PERSEVERANCE" and "ENGINE" in applied, gold painted leather lettering at top and bottom.
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