Fire helmet: N.Y. Exempt Association V.D.

Object Number: 
INV.8883
Date: 
1854-1880
Medium: 
Leather, brass, other metal, paint, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 11 1/2 x 14 in. ( 21.6 x 29.2 x 35.6 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / VD" painted: underside of brim: "2334"
Description: 
Eight comb black leather fire helmet; black leather frontpiece with firefighting tools painted at center and "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / VD" 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