"Fire Cross" Engine Emblem

Description (Brief)
This cross-shaped emblem has a central hole with a rim surrounded by a hose. Various fire fighting instruments are depicted around the hole including a hook and ladder, axe, speaking trumpet, and fire hat. This was not an engine plate, but rather could have been part of a memorial or commemorative display with a photograph in the center hole.
Currently not on view
Object Name
plate, fire engine
date made
ca 1900-1930
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
bronze (overall material)
overall: 14 1/8 in x 14 in; 35.8775 cm x 35.56 cm
place made
United States
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Cultures & Communities
Fire Fighting
Firefighting Collection
Fire Engine Plates
See more items in
Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Firefighting Collection
Fire Engine Plates
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

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