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Catalog Number 1929.104.001
Object Name Helmet
Description Fire helmet. Black leather "leatherhead" style firefighter's helmet with a tooled scrollwork design around its brim, culminating in a shield motif on the brim's rear. A heavy wire hook protrudes from its peak. Brown leather interior. This helmet belonged by Maurice F. Cousino, who was a member of Detroit's paid fire department at its inception. This is the helmet he wore while a member of Co. 6, one of the fire companies that went to Chicago fire in 1871.
Collection Fire Department
Date c. 1871
Dimensions H-9 W-10 L-15 inches
Material Leather, metal
People Cousino, Maurice F.
Search Terms Detroit Fire Department
Michigan Company No. 6
Neptune Company No. 6
Fire Helmets