Fire helmet frontpiece: Victoria fire brigade

Object Number: 
INV.9211
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 x 5 3/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 20.3 x 13.7 x 3.2 cm )
Marks: 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "VICTORIA / FIRE / BRIGADE" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Black, gold, and red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "VICTORIA / FIRE / BRIGADE" in applied, red painted lettering on recessed, gold painted panels at top, center, and bottom.
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