• Speaking trumpet used by Chicago Fire Department

    Speaking trumpet (megaphone) made of brass, with two rings attached by pins near ends for hanging but otherwise undecorated. Narrow end has oval shaped mouthpiece.

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  • Charles Whitney photographs of fire equipment

    Whitney, Charles (photographer)

    Includes images of Chicago Fire Department equipment, such as fire boats and horse-drawn fire engines. Photographed by the donor's grandfather, Charles Whitney, then an inspector of the National Board…

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  • Fire Marshal's Helmet

    Cairns & Brothers (manufacturer)

    Fire Marshal's helmet made of metal painted white. Helmet is a ribbed dome made of four sections joined by pointed metal strips, and with brim that widens and curves down at back. Brass eagle on top o…

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