Fire helmet: Morrisania, W.B.
Leather, paint, metal, textile
Overall: 9 x 11 1/2 x 14 1/4 in. ( 22.9 x 29.2 x 36.2 cm )
applied leather: on frontpiece: "MORRISANIA / 1 / WB" stamped: on back of brim: "WILSON / MAKER / . . . BOWERY / NY" painted: on back of brim: "2334"
Four comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled linear decoration on crown and grape leaf border on brim; black leather frontpiece with large gold "1" appliquéd over crossed hook and ladder, with "MORRISANIA" in gold painted leather lettering below; gold painted leather frontpiece holder; textile half-lining.
Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
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