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Object Name: Fire helmet
Date: 1854-1880
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Medium: Leather, paint, brass, other metal, textile
Dimensions: Overall: 8 1/4 x 11 x 14 1/4 in. ( 21 x 27.9 x 36.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Eight comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled scroll border on brim; gold painted leather frontpiece with firefighting tools at center and "PRESIDENT / NY EXEMPT ASSN / LF" 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
Object Number: INV.8862
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Marks: applied leather: on frontpiece: "PRESIDENT / NY EXEMPT ASSN / LF" printed paper label: affixed inside top of crown: "ANDERSON & JONES / MFGRS / FIRE HATS / CAPS / BELTS, SHIRTS / AND SUPPLIES / 190 GRAND ST. N.Y." incised: on back of brim: "E. F.A." painted: underside of brim: "2334"