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Object Name Helmet, Fireman's
Alternate Name Fireman's Helmet
Date ca. 1920s
Description Fireman's helmet from Richmond Engine Company No. 1. Four-comb black metal helmet of stamped and riveted construction with vertical creases on crown and concentric lines around brim. Leather frontpiece is black with white and red insertions: "RICHMOND / 1 / ENG CO." Gold-colored metal frontpiece holder has an eagle finial. Maker's plate inside crown: "MADE BY / CAIRNS & BRO / NEW YORK / PATENTS / GRANTED / AND / PENDING." Marked under brim with white handpainted number "7."
(Keywords: Firefighter, Occupational Clothing, HRT)
Acquisition Gift of Jacques Noel Jacobsen, Jr.
Ownership and History Organized in 1903, Richmond Engine Company No. 1 is one of two Staten Island volunteer fire companies that remains active as of 2011. The company's historic fire station at 3664 Richmond Road (adjacent to Historic Richmond Town) has undergone only minor alterations since its construction in 1904. Since the 1940s, Richmond Engine Company No. 1 has been dispatched by the FDNY Communications center, responding to alarms in Richmond and surrounding neighborhoods. Members of the company also continue to take an active role in community organizations and events.
Earliest Date 1920
Latest Date 1930
Maker Cairns & Bro.
Subjects Fire helmets
Fire fighters
Clothing & dress
Fire fighting
Lexicon Sub-category Clothing -- Headwear
Catalog Number 82.074.0004
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2011.
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