Fire helmet frontpiece: protection 5

Object Number: 
INV.9066
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 4 3/8 x 2 1/4 in. ( 21 x 11.1 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / 135 BOWERY / N.Y." painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "5" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with gold painted bell and "PROTECTION" in applied, gold painted leather lettering 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