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ARTIFACT: This is a nice old circa 1950s Malden, Massachusetts Fire Department Assistant Chief helmet plate. Malden is a suburb of the Commonwealth's capital city, Boston. The plate is in hand-painted leather, in vibrant gold and red. It is maker marked upon the hardware on reverse.
VINTAGE: Circa 1950s.
SIZE: Approximately 6-1/8" in height and 4-1/2" in width.
MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Hand-painted leather, brass.
ATTACHMENT: Holes, riveted short band.
MARKINGS: 5 painted at bottom reverse; CAIRNS & BRO. on band.
ITEM NOTES: This is from an old Massachusetts fire and rescue collection that we will be listing more of over the next few months. ebay MBJX14 LACEX8/14 SeACEX12/14
CONDITION: 7- (Very Fine-): The plate has a few small areas of medium wear; top point is bent.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.