Shield on tripod

Object Number: 
INV.8953
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Metal, wood
Dimensions: 
overall (collapsed): 14 1/8 x 9 1/8 x 1 1/2 in. ( 35.9 x 23.2 x 3.8 cm )
Marks: 
Painted: "2334"
Description: 
Metal shield in the shape of a formeé cross with hollow circular center; "F.D." and "N.Y." at the top and bottom, a hook and ladder at the left and a fire hydrant at the right, all in relief; the shield is attached to a wooden tripod held together by chains, the two side legs a fashioned to look like ladders, and the back leg is collapsible.
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