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Fireman's Presentation Trumpet

Fireman's Presentation Trumpet

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Description (Brief)
Silver fireman's presentation trumpet engraved, "Presented to the Good Will Engine Co. By the Colored women of Phila.a as a token of their appreciation of their manly, heroic, and philanthropic efforts displayed upon various trying occasions in defence of the persons, rights and property of their oppressed fellow citizens." Marked "C. BARD & SON". Conical body, embossed and chased with floral spray designs, hexagonal, flared mouth. Engraved with a presentation and two semi-circular devices to attach cord for suspending the trumpet.
Object Name
trumpet, speaking
date made
c. 1852
Conrad Bard & Son
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Physical Description
silver (overall material)
overall: 22 in x 8 1/4 in; 55.88 cm x 20.955 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
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Home and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Giving in America
2W Gateway
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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