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Object Name: Fire helmet
Date: 1870-1900
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Medium: Leather, paint, brass, gilding, other metal, textile
Dimensions: Overall: 8 3/4 x 11 1/8 x 14 1/2 in. ( 22.2 x 28.3 x 36.8 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Eight comb black painted leather fire helmet with tooled linear decoration on crown and scroll border on brim; gold painted leather frontpiece with firefighting tools at center and inscription, "SER[G]T AT ARMS / NY EXEMPT ASSN / 23RD WARD," in gold painted leather lettering; gilded 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.8878
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Marks: applied leather: on frontpiece: "SER[G]T AT ARMS / NY EXEMPT ASSN / 23RD WARD" printed paper label: affixed inside top of crown: "ANDERSON & JONES / MFGRS / FIRE HATS / CAPS / BELT[S, S]HIRTS / . . . / SUPPLIES / 184 GRAND ST. N.Y." handwritten: on paper affixed inside crown: "J. Lheiran[?]" painted: underside of brim: "2334"