United States Hose Company Cape

United States Hose Company Cape

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Description
This oil cloth cape is painted brown with gold trim. The cape reads “UNITED STATES / HOSE” in gold at the center of the cape, with the initials “U” and “S” on each shoulder in gold. This cape may have belonged to a member of the United States Hose Company No. 14 of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that was formed in 1826 and operated until 1871, when the city brought in the paid municipal department.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cape, fire uniform
date made
early 19th century
maker
unknown
place made
United States
Physical Description
oil cloth (overall material)
paint (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 25 1/2 in x 40 in; 64.77 cm x 101.6 cm
ID Number
2005.0233.0131
accession number
2005.0233
catalog number
2005.0233.0131
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
subject
Fire Fighting
Fraternal Associations
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Cultural and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Cultures & Communities
Clothing & Accessories
Work
Firefighting Collection
Firefighting Capes
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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