Fireman's fatigue cap, c. 1900

Object Number: 
INV.9021
Date: 
1860-1900
Medium: 
Wool, leather, silk, metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 3 1/8 x 10 3/4 x 7 in. ( 7.9 x 27.3 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
metal openwork: on front of cap: "EXEMPT / 23. & 24. W. N.Y." in relief: on buttons: "F.D." maker's label: affixed to lining: "ANDERSON & JONES / MFGRS / FIRE HATS / CAPS / BELTS, SHIRTS / A[ND?] / SUPPLIES / . . . GRAND ST. N.Y."
Description: 
Fireman's blue wool felt fatigue cap with rigid, cylindrical, flat-topped crown and black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; metal insignia with "EXEMPT / 23. & 24. W. N.Y" in openwork design; black patent leather chin strap secured at either side by a button embossed with initials "F.D."; leather sweatband and scarlet silk lining.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group