Fire Helmet, "Ponce B."


While many helmets in the CIGNA collection echo the Gratacap design with its projecting rearward brim, there are a few variations. This four-combed black and red leather hat may have English origins, as it is reminiscent of the Bobby style police helmet. The helmet has a shield that reads “PONCE/B”.

Date Made: ca 1885

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

See more items in: Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement


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Credit Line: Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0233.0225Accession Number: 2005.0233Catalog Number: 2005.0233.0225

Object Name: helmet, fire

Physical Description: leather (overall material)Measurements: overall: 12 1/4 in x 7 in; 31.115 cm x 17.78 cmshield: 4 3/4 in x 5 in; 12.065 cm x 12.7 cm


Record Id: nmah_1335197

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