FIRE CAP, or STEEL FIRE HELMET, July Monarchy - Third Republic. 23969
In tinned iron, covered with black varnish, consisting of a half-spherical cap and a straight headband. Riveted visor and neck cover. Brass crest, fins stamped with twelve gadroons in relief, base of the mask in the shape of a heart with flaming bomb. Brass front plate stamped with a flaming bomb surmounting two crossed axes linked together by a ribbon with a fire in the lower part, all framed by a banner bearing the inscription “Srs POMPIERS DE LUX”. Chinstraps composed of scale-stamped brass chin straps, and each of an independent round-shaped rosette struck in relief with gadroons, attached to the bomb by brass tabs. Interior cover in brown leather topped with a canvas cover.
July Monarchy - Third Republic.
Good condition, the four screws securing the crest to the bomb were replaced later.
These helmets appeared under the July Monarchy, they were still presented in suppliers' catalogs in the 1900s.
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