Fire helmet: NY Exempt Assn. 23rd Ward

Object Number: 
INV.8878
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, other metal, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 1/8 x 14 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 28.3 x 36.8 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "SER[G]T AT ARMS / NY EXEMPT ASSN / 23RD WARD" printed paper label: affixed inside top of crown: "ANDERSON & JONES / MFGRS / FIRE HATS / CAPS / BELT[S, S]HIRTS / . . . / SUPPLIES / 184 GRAND ST. N.Y." handwritten: on pape
Description: 
Eight comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled linear decoration on crown and scroll border on brim; gold painted leather frontpiece with firefighting tools at center and inscription, "SER[G]T AT ARMS / NY EXEMPT ASSN / 23RD WARD," in gold painted leather lettering; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder; textile half-lining.
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