Fireman's belt: "1st assistant"

Object Number: 
INV.9236
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather
Dimensions: 
overall (folded): 24 1/8 x 3 x 1 7/8 in. ( 61.3 x 7.6 x 4.8 cm )
Marks: 
applied: across center of belt: "1ST ASSISTANT" applied: center of each sleeve: "1" painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Yellow leather fireman's belt with buckle remnant and two leather sleeves at one end; red recess across the center with applied leather lettering reading "1ST ASSISTANT"; the sleeves have a shield shaped red recess with applied leather number "1".
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