Cast spade-shaped trivet composed of firefighting equipment, including a hose for the edge that ends in crossed nozzles above a fire hydrant for the handle, "F" and "D" in heel corners next to two angled parade torches, a fire helmet and two crossed speaking trumpets at center, and a helmet badge at toe numbered "50" and "N.Y.F.D. / 7" above a low-relief depiction of a fire pumper. Three peg legs. No railing. No marks.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1870
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
overall: 1 5/8 in x 9 3/4 in x 4 3/4 in; 4.1275 cm x 24.765 cm x 12.065 cm
place made
United States: New York, New York
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Domestic Furnishings
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of John Paul Remensnyder
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