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Fire helmet frontpiece: protection 5, B.A.

Object Number: 
INV.8920
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. ( 18.7 x 12.1 x 4.4 cm )
Marks: 
painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; applied, gold painted leather "5" at center, with "PROTECTION" and "B A" in applied, gold painted leather lettering on recessed, red painted grounds 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