Fire helmet frontpiece: Putnam

Object Number: 
INV.9209
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 4 7/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 21 x 12.4 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "PUTNAM / 31 / HOSE" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "31" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "PUTNAM" and "HOSE" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed, red painted panels 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