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19th c. Red Leather Fireman's Helmet with High Eagle c.1800s

$495 $900

ABOUT

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.

HISTORY

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.

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