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Fireman's trumpet

Object Number: 
INV.8017
Date: 
1838-1842
Medium: 
Tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 19 3/4 x 8 in. ( 50.2 x 20.3 cm )
Marks: 
painted: on rim of bell: "Z. MILLS ENGINE[ER]"
Description: 
Black painted tin trumpet with gold painted inscription on rim of flared bell; red paint on inside of mouthpiece and on inside of bell.
Gallery Label: 
Zophar Mills (1809-1887) served as Assistant Engineer of the New York Volunteer Fire Dept. from 1838 to 1842.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Dr. Adelaide Mills, 1902
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group