New Acquistion

Fireman's helmet There are certain social history objects that we have been hoping for over the years, but have eluded us. One such is a fireman’s helmet from Bradford’s volunteer fire brigade.

Well, finally one has come our way. It dates from the 1930s and belonged to Willson Moore. It is very light and seems to be made of shellac-covered fabric over a layer of shock-absorbing latex foam, with a leather interior. Of course, the crest would have given the main protection.

It will go on show in the Recent Acquisitions case when the Museum reopens after the winter break, in mid-January.

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