Fire helmet frontpiece: Liberty Hose

Object Number: 
INV.9049
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 5/8 x 4 3/4 x 2 1/4 in. ( 19.4 x 12.1 x 5.7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse: "WILSON / MAKER / 135 BOWERY / N.Y." painted: reverse: "2334"
Description: 
Red painted leather frontpiece from a fire helmet; "LIBERTY" and "HOSE" in applied, gold painted leather lettering on recessed black grounds at top.
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