For your consideration is this beautiful early 1900’s antique Cairns High Eagle Fireman Helmet from Paulsboro New Jersey. The helmet appears to be in very good condition for it’s age. The high front on this helmet is older than most. This front shield does not have the brass support bar behind it. This front is before Cairns started to install them. This front has just a wire behind it as seen from the picture. The front reads Paulsboro VFA (Volunteer Fire Association) with a large number 1 in the center. The Paulsboro VFA was organized May 4th, 1899. The only damage i can see is a small split on the side of the helmet and the eagle has minor damage at the tip. The liner is intact and has a few small holes from age but would be expected from a helmet this old. The photographs in the description are not included. Only the helmet is for sale. They were posted for historical reference. 4/14/1899 – PAULSBORO FIRE COMPANY ORGANIZES. A fire company was organized here when the different modes of fighting fire in a country town were discussed and a committee was appointed to solicit subscriptions to membership. The people of the town look on the movement with much favor and seem to take hold of it with a will, which insures success. If you have any questions please ask. Thank you for looking. The item “Antique Paulsboro New Jersey Cairns High Eagle Fireman Fire Helmet Vintage” is in sale since Monday, December 9, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Firefighting & Rescue\Helmets”. The seller is “mystic9897″ and is located in Islip, New York. This item can be shipped to United States.
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: Jersey