I am pleased to offer this very old vintage FIREMAN'S HAT HELMET , a symbol of brave firefighters. It looks like hard leather. It also appears to have gotten quite hot with cracking in the hard leather from the mix of hot and water, similar to what happens to a saddle if exposed. Has substantial lined cloth ear flaps inside, plus an interior hat tag that says CAIRNS SANITARY CUSHION LINING PATENTED and PATS PEND. Brass emblem on top say FD with a tiny fire hydrant, hook and ladder, and has a patent date of 1,889,537, which puts it at 1932.Inside has metal tag that says CAIRNS & BROTHER Inc. CLIFTON, NEW JERSEY, MFRS of FIREMEN'S EQUIPMENT & SUPPLIES. The two Cairns brothers started out making badges, and soon joined with another company to produce helmets. Cairns was the leader in the fire service helmet industry throughout the US and Canada, and was purchased by the Mine Safety Association. This helmet comes from a collector in Canon City, Colorado, tho I neglected to ask if the helmet actually came from the town's history! It may have! My reserve is 49.99 NOTE: THIS AUCTION WILL END ON A SUNDAY NIGHT, March 18th, the day after ST. PATRICKS DAY, around 8:30 pm MOUNTAIN TIME. So be sure and leave your proxy bid and WIN! :o) PLEASE EMAIL if I have failed to describe anything that may need clarification! I do as best as humanly possible to describe what I think may need describing, but I may miss something. So YOU need to ask! ALL SALES ARE FINAL. 'S HOW I DO EBAY BIZ NESS, and you AGREE TO THIS WHEN YOU BID: 1) I take CHECKS or MONEY ORDERS only---MO is required if you have less than 10 feedback, or if you have any negs for bounced checks, etc. **I do not use credit card services like PayPal. Checks may be held for 10 days to clear. Money Orders mean immediate mailing. :o) 2) Payment needs to arrive within 10 days of end of auction. Item will be sent Priority shipping plus small handling. You can request no insurance, but YOU are responsible for what could happen in delivery. 3) Because this is an AUCTION--your bid is FINAL. So EMAIL, EMAIL with any questions or clarification ahead of time!! I try my level best to describe what I see, yet I may not catch what you want me to describe!! So it is up to you to ask to prevent buyers regret. International Bidders: US FUNDS (cash or MO drawn on US bank) are required--- NO PayPal . If you cannot pay by either of these methods, do not bid. Payment is to arrive at my house within 10 days of end of auction. No responsibility taken on this end if you fail to have postal insurance. LET ME KNOW if you are NOT in USA so I can adjust shipping. Thanks! :o) International bidders: the above terms in green make it look like I accept cash. I do NOT and it's against Ebay rules! It's ONLY a US Money Order. You can contact me for other ideas.