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Object Name: Fire helmet
Date: 1840-1860
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Medium: Leather
Dimensions: Overall: 8 1/4 x 13 5/8 x 16 1/8 in. ( 21 x 34.6 x 41 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Four comb black leather fire helmet with stamped border of stylized flowers, swags, and stars on brim; leather frontpiece holder (frontpiece missing); leather half-lining with drawstring closure.
Credit Line: Gift of Fred E. Gibert
Object Number: 1936.621
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Marks: stamped: on front of brim: "M. DUBOIS / MAKER N.Y." handwritten: on tape affixed to back of brim: "57"

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According to the accession records, this helmet originally belonged to Frederick E. Gibert (1810-1882), grandfather of the donor. Gibert was foreman of Engine Co. No. 4 and served for years as fire warden of Manhattan's 3rd ward.