Firehat

Collection Type

  • Armament

Date

1850-1890

GUSN

GUSN-11325

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

Descriptive Terms

helmets
fire hats
leather
metal
stamping (forming)
crests (motifs)
ladders
Leather
Unidentified Metal
Stamped
Eagle
Yoked Crest
Ladder
HELMET

Inscription

An applied leather crest has the inscription of: Frank[l]in .

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

8.5 x 14 (HxW) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.1672