Honorary Boston fire chief helmet, 1978

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Title

Honorary Boston fire chief helmet, 1978

Subject

Burgess, William Alfred 1924-
Fires
Head
Head protective devices

Abstract

Honorary Boston fire chief helmet awarded to Professor William Alfred Burgess of the Harvard School of Public Health. Helmet is white with white patch affixed to front. Patch reads "Honorary Boston Prof. W. Burgess Chief." Top of helmet has metal area, likely brass, with red fire department logo. Interior of helmet has faded white adjustable chin strap, brown and red fabric to cushion the wearer's head, and additional black fabric cross straps for comfort and stability.

Creator

Cairns and Brother, Inc.

Date Created

1978

Rights

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Is Part Of

Warren Anatomical Museum: 21596

Format

object

Extent

1 fire helmet

Medium

Fire hats

Type

physical object

Identifier

Warren Anatomical Museum Catalog Number: 21596

Provenance

This honorary Boston fire chief helmet was created circa 1978 by the firm of Cairns and Brother, Inc. in Clifton, New Jersey. It was presented to Professor William Alfred Burgess, Associate Professor of Occupational Health Engineering in the Faculty of Public Health, Emeritus, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, by the city of Boston's fire commissioner, George H. Paul, in 1978. Burgess received the helmet in recognition of his work as a volunteer consultant on respiratory protection to the Boston Fire Department from 1969 to 1978, during which time he completed multiple studies on the respiratory and environmental hazards faced by firefighters in the line of duty.

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Fire helmet

Physical Dimensions

28.5 L x 38 D x 18 H cm

Files

21596_v2.JPG

Citation

Cairns and Brother, Inc. , “Honorary Boston fire chief helmet, 1978,” OnView: Digital Collections & Exhibits, accessed April 3, 2020, https://collections.countway.harvard.edu/onview/index.php/items/show/17740.

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  1. 21596_v2.JPG