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Object Name: Fire axe
Date: 1854-1880
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Medium: Iron, wood, paint
Dimensions: Overall: 18 1/4 x 6 1/8 x 1 1/4 in. ( 46.4 x 15.6 x 3.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Fire axe with fan-shaped forged iron blade ("Viking style" or "battle axe" type); black painted wooden handle with rings at either end for mounting; inscription painted in red on handle.
Credit Line: Gift of the Exempt Firemen's Benevolent Fund Association of the 23rd & 24th Wards, 1933
Object Number: INV.9013
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Marks: painted in red: on handle: "PAT GUGASON'S / BATTLE AXE / EX. FIREMEN'S ASS'N. 23 WARD / MAY 30, 1901."