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Excelsior Fire Company Belt
Leather, 2 1/2 x 37 1/2 inches
Engraved with maker’s name on brass plate: “Cairns & Bro. 143 Grand Street, N.Y.”
References: Garvan and Wojtowicz 1977, 135–136.
RS 6319


The name “Excelsior” is printed in white leather letters sewn onto a black leather insert outlined with red stitching. The New York City firm Cairns & Bro. was the best known supplier of firemen’s belts.

  


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