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Object Name: Fire helmet
Date: 1870-1900
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Medium: Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Dimensions: Overall: 9 x 11 x 14 1/8 in. ( 22.9 x 27.9 x 35.9 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Eight comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled scroll border on brim; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder (frontpiece missing); textile half-lining.
Credit Line: Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
Object Number: INV.8885
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Marks: printed cloth label: affixed inside crown: "ANDERSON & JONES / MFGRS / FIRE HATS / CAPS / BELTS, SHIRTS / AND SUPPLIES / 184 GRAND ST. N.Y." handwritten: on scrap of paper affixed inside crown: "Lend. Ford"