Cap: Police Reserve, City of New York; c.1915
Wool, leather, textile, metal
Overall: 5 x 11 x 9 5/8 in. ( 12.7 x 27.9 x 24.4 cm )
Policeman's cap with blue wool crown with flat, circular top; black leather visor; chin strap made of brown cloth tape with leather backing with either end secured by a gilded metal button with embossed New York City seal; gilded metal insignia of openwork design at center front with inscription, "POLICE RESERVES / 1664 / CITY OF NEW YORK," in relief.
Gift of Mrs. George E. Stonebridge
in relief: on front insignia plate: "POLICE RESERVES / 1664 / CITY OF NEW YORK"
stamped: on sweatband: "U. S. PAT. 1,290,570"
printed in white: inside crown: "7 1/8 / Br. . . sen / . . . 14th ST. / NEW YORK, N.Y. / 'Waterproofed'"
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