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Fire helmet frontpiece: steamer

Object Number: 
INV.9136
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/4 x 5 1/4 x 2 in. ( 21 x 13.3 x 5.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black, gold, and red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large "4" cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather, with "STEAMER" and "DFS" 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