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Fire helmet frontpiece: VI

Object Number: 
INV.9058
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 3/4 x 5 3/4 x 3/4 in. ( 17.1 x 14.6 x 1.9 cm )
Description: 
Black leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; shield shape cut out at center and backed with gold painted leather with "VI" in black leather appliqué; "V. . . ILAN. . . [VIGILANT?]" and "ENGINE" in applied, gold painted leather lettering on recessed grounds at top and bottom.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group