Fire helmet frontpiece: family engine

Fire helmet frontpiece: family engine
Title
Fire helmet frontpiece: family engine
Date 
1850-1900
Medium 
Leather, paint
Dimensions 
Overall: 8 1/8 x 5 1/4 x 1 5/8 in. ( 20.6 x 13.3 x 4.1 cm )
Description 
Red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; large, gold painted "3" appliquéd at center, with "FAMILY / ENGINE" and "G R" in applied, gold painted lettering on recessed, black painted panels above and below.
Object Number 
INV.9141
Marks 
applied/painted leather: on obverse: "FAMILY / ENGINE / 3 / G R"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group