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Object Name: Fireman's fatigue cap
Date: 1860-1900
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Medium: Wool, leather, silk, metal
Dimensions: Overall: 3 1/8 x 10 3/4 x 7 in. ( 7.9 x 27.3 x 17.8 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Fireman's blue wool felt fatigue cap with rigid, cylindrical, flat-topped crown and black patent leather visor which is flat and somewhat rectangular; metal insignia with "EXEMPT / 23. & 24. W. N.Y" in openwork design; black patent leather chin strap secured at either side by a button embossed with initials "F.D."; leather sweatband and scarlet silk lining.
Object Number: INV.9021
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Marks: metal openwork: on front of cap: "EXEMPT / 23. & 24. W. N.Y." in relief: on buttons: "F.D." maker's label: affixed to lining: "ANDERSON & JONES / MFGRS / FIRE HATS / CAPS / BELTS, SHIRTS / A[ND?] / SUPPLIES / . . . GRAND ST. N.Y."