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Helmet is complete with fabric liner and beautiful brass lion finial.
Leather front shield is black with red cutouts and reads: EMPIRE 4 MFD.
This beauty has and 84 comb crown design for style and strength.
On the backside of the left large comb of the helmet it is embossed: PAT JULY 16 89 There is also a ring on this helmet which would allow the helmet to hang on a hook in an upright position.
The inside crown has also been lined with a paper product of some kind which is common to helmets made by Oakhall.Cairns bought out Gratacap in 1869 and began ventilating their helmets in 1882.This helmet with the paper maker’s label, was made within this period of time.The beautiful brass eagle finial is in excellent condition and has the maker’s stamp Oakhall, Boston on the base.Leather front shield has cut outs which read: HOOK & LADDER 1 WATERTOWN.We will describe the condition of all items to the best of our ability.