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Fire helmet: NY Exempt Assn. WOS

Fire helmet: NY Exempt Assn. WOS
Title
Fire helmet: NY Exempt Assn. WOS
Date 
1854-1880
Medium 
Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Dimensions 
Overall: 9 x 10 3/4 x 14 in. ( 22.9 x 27.3 x 35.6 cm )
Description 
Sixty-four comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled scroll border on brim; black leather frontpiece with firefighting tools painted at center and "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / WOS" in gold painted leather lettering; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder; red wool felt half-lining with drawstring closure.
Object Number 
INV.8877
Marks 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / WOS"
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group