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Fire helmet: Hopkinson Hose Co.

Object Number: 
INV.9008
Date: 
1850-1880
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 11 1/8 x 14 7/8 in. ( 21.6 x 28.3 x 37.8 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "ASSISTANT / HOPKINS / HOSE CO / CW" painted: underside of brim: "2334"
Description: 
Eight comb black leather fire helmet with tooled floral vine border on brim; gold painted leather frontpiece with red "3" appliquéd at center and "ASSISTANT / HOPKINS / HOSE CO / CW" in gold painted leather lettering; brass eagle frontpiece holder; textile half-lining.
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