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Object Name: Fire helmet: NY Exempt Association, JW?
Date: 1854-1880
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Medium: Leather, paint, brass, gilding, textile
Dimensions: Overall: 7 1/2 x 10 3/8 x 14 1/8 in. ( 19 x 26.4 x 35.9 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; black leather frontpiece with firefighting tools painted in gold and red and gold painted inscription, "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / J.W. . . ."; gilded brass eagle frontpiece holder; textile half-lining.
Object Number: INV.8855
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Marks: painted: on frontpiece: "NY / EXEMPT / ASSOCIATION / J.W.[I?]" stamped: on underside of brim: "ANDERSON / & / JONES / N.Y."