Helmet, New South Wales Fire Brigade, brass / leather, made by Rider and Bell, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 1890-1900
Brass Fireman's helmet with inscription 'NSWFB' embossed over centre front.
A brass label attached to underside of the rim reads 'Rider and Bell Makers. Size 7 1/8'.
The helmet has a cockade embossed with fire breathing dragons. It has a short peak at the front and a deeper rim at the back. It has a leather and chain strap. Inside the helmet is lined with leather which can be adjusted with a string tie.