"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.

Date Made: ca 1900-1930

Maker: unknown

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States

Subject: Fire Fighting


See more items in: Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement, Cultures & Communities, Work, Firefighting Collection, Fire Engine Plates


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2005.0233.0958Accession Number: 2005.0233Catalog Number: 2005.0233.0958

Object Name: plate, fire engine

Physical Description: brass (overall material)bronze (overall material)Measurements: overall: 14 1/8 in x 14 in; 35.8775 cm x 35.56 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ac-b710-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1347282

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