Vintage leather Cairns & Brothers fireman's helmet NR

You are bidding on a vintage fireman's helmet. It appears to be made of leather as it is stitched at the crown and the brim is stamped with an ornamental design. The color is black and the front leather shield says WIN-BUR-SEW with an emblem below that of a fire hat, ladder, fire ax,fire hose nozzle and fire tool of some kind on it. Below that are the letters FD.

The crown has what appears to be a brass piece with the letters FD on it.

WIN-BUR-SEW are the combined fire department for Winnebago, Burritt and Seward, in Illinois . This helmet is well worn. It has some blemishes and scuffing on the leather. T is some cracking in the leather.

The inside label says Cairns & Brothers, Clifton , New Jersey . Inside the label says Fireman's Equipment. T is a small letter P on the left side of the label. The label in the back of the helmet says CAIRNS Sanitary Cushion Liner. T is a ripped place on the inner liner earflap.

T is a tag on the inside left of the helmet says " Cairns & Brothers Co. Allwood, Clifton , New Jersey . The model number is either SH, 5H or SA. It is hard to tell. Underneath that it says size 6 7/8 to 7 ½ Medium and it says Adjustable. Lining CRE. It also says Order number 44194. Then it has instructions on how to adjust it."

The eye shield is included and can be attached.
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