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Firehat

Description

A deep ovid crown, with a stamped gilt metal eagle's head crest on an oblong scroll embossed brim held with heavy metal wire. A shaped crest is on the front with an applied white leather "1" with a crossed lader and pole under an the word "Frank[l]in", all painted in black and red.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1890
Inscriptions
An applied leather crest has the inscription of: Frank[l]in .
Associated Building
Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.).
Material
leather
metal
stamping (forming)
Object type
Armament--Body Armor
Descriptive terms
crests (motifs)
Eagle
fire hats
HELMET
helmets
Ladder
ladders
leather
Leather
metal
Stamped
stamping (forming)
Unidentified Metal
Yoked Crest
Dimensions
8.5 x 14 (HxW) (inches)
Accession Number
1991.1672
Credit Line
Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little
GUSN
11325

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