Fire helmet: patrol 140

Object Number: 
INV.8880
Date: 
1850-1900
Medium: 
Leather, paint, brass, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 8 1/2 x 11 3/8 x 15 3/8 in. ( 21.6 x 28.9 x 39.1 cm )
Marks: 
applied leather: on frontpiece: "F . . . / PATROL / 140" typewritten: on scrap of paper affixed inside crown: "Mrs. M. Wadsley / 500 E. 153 Street, / Bronx." painted: underside of brim: "2334"
Description: 
Eight comb red painted leather fire helmet with tooled diamond border on brim; black leather frontpiece with "F[IRE] / PATROL / 140" in gold painted leather lettering; 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