Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Overall: 9 x 10 3/4 x 14 in. ( 22.9 x 27.3 x 35.6 cm )
Eight comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled linear decoration on crown and scroll border on brim; black leather frontpiece with "AMERICUS / VOL HOSE / 3 / CAHP" in gold painted leather lettering; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder; textile half-lining.
Gift of Christian Ahpaulus
applied leather: on frontpiece: "AMERICUS / VOL HOSE / 3 / CAHP" printed paper label: affixed inside top of crown: "CAIRNS & BROTHER / FIREMEN'S EQUIPMENTS / 143 GRAND ST. NEW YORK"
According to the accession records, this helmet was used at Woodhaven, Long Island.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.