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Helmet Identification Help
Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:30 AM
Here's what I know about it so far:
1. Its from Minisink Hook and Ladder in Goshen, NY
2. It was worn by one of the first 3 Chiefs of Minisink H&L.
3. Its a Bullard helmet made in San Francisco.
Here's what I'd LIKE to know.
1. Around what year it was manufactured/used (roughly)
2. The significance of the paint scheme.
It appears that the helmet was red previously and was then painted with this black-over-white scheme. I BELIEVE the red on the top of the shield is because Minisink is primarily a truck company, but if someone could confirm or correct that for me I'd appreciate it.
I know this one is really crappy but oh well.
Thanks in advance for any help!
Posted 26 March 2012 - 11:47 AM
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:36 AM
Posted 27 March 2012 - 07:44 AM
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Posted 27 March 2012 - 08:09 AM
I may have an idea regarding the paint scheme. In Golden's Bridge, the Chief traditionally wore a solid white helmet. However, the Assistant Chiefs wore black helmets with a horizontal white band that fully encircled the dome of the helmet. This was in order to distinguish the Chief from his Assistants. Over time, we eventually evolved to all three Chiefs wearing solid white helmets in the 1970s. This half black, half white paint scheme may be a different variation of this traditional practice.
Thanks! That's the kind of thing I'm wondering. It also crossed my mind that this may be sort of an Ex-Chief/Deputy Chief designation for those who have left the position.