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Object Name: Fire helmet
Date: ca. 1864
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Medium: Leather, paint, brass, other metal, gilding, textile
Dimensions: Overall: 9 3/4 x 10 3/4 x 14 1/4 in. ( 24.8 x 27.3 x 36.2 cm )
Description: Thirty-two comb presentation fire helmet painted light yellow-green (originally white); oval metal (silver?) plaque on center back of brim with engraved inscription; painted leather frontpiece with fire engine and inscriptions "ENGINEER" and "A. C." in red and black on gold ground; gilded 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.8884
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Marks: painted: on frontpiece: "ENGINEER / A. C." engraved: on metal plaque affixed to back of brim: "Presented to / Alex Campbell / by the Members & Volunteers / of Lady Washington / Engine Co. No. 1 / May 2nd 1864" typewritten: on exhibition label found with object: "WHITE 32-CONE HELMET PRESENTED / TO / ALEXANDER CAMPBELL / BY THE MEMBERS AND VOLUNTEERS OF / LADY WASHINGTON ENGINE COMPANY No. 1 / OF MORRISANIA / MAY 2, 1864"