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Fire helmet: NY Exempt Association, DB

Object Number: 
INV.8856
Date: 
1890-1920
Medium: 
Leather, brass, gilding, paint, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 x 14 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 27.9 x 36.8 cm )
Marks: 
relief: on metal disk affixed inside top of crown: "CAIRNS & BRO. / 143 GRAND ST. N.Y. / . . . / VENTILATED HAT" stamped: on metal ventilation panel under front of brim: "PAT'D / CAIRNS & BROTHER / 143 GRAND ST. NEW YORK" applied leather: on frontpiece:
Description: 
Eight comb ventilated black leather fire helmet with tooled scrolling leaf border on brim; black leather frontpiece with firefighting tools painted at center and "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / DB" 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