Fire helmet: NY Exempt Assn. WOS

Object Number: 
INV.8877
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 )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / WOS" painted: underside of brim: "2334"
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.
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