19th c. Red Leather Fireman's Helmet with High Eagle c.1800s
An antique leather fireman's helmet with brass high eagle holder and leather shield. Hat mold sold separately.
- CREATOR Unknown.
- DATE OF MANUFACTURE c.1800s.
- MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES Leather, Brass.
- CONDITION Good Wear consistent with age and use.
- DIMENSIONS H 12 in. W 11.5 in. D 13 in.
Helmet colors indicated rank or position in a specific brigade: White was reserved for Chief Engineers, black brims on white caps were worn by Fire Wardens, red helmets were worn by firemen in hook-and-ladder companies, and black hats were donned by members of engine companies.