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Fire helmet frontpiece emblem

Fire helmet frontpiece emblem
Title
Fire helmet frontpiece emblem
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Leather, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 7 1/4 x 4 x 2 in. ( 18.4 x 10.2 x 5.1 cm )
Description 
Black painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, gold painted "1" appliquéd over crossed hook and ladder at center, with "AMERICUS" painted in gold on recessed, red painted panel above and "F P M" painted in gold on recessed, black painted panel below.
Object Number 
INV.207
Marks 
painted: on top and bottom of obverse: "AMERICUS" and "F P M" applied/painted leather: at center of obverse: "1" stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / . . . BOWERY / . . ."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group