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Catalog Number L2007.0032.0002
Object Name Horn
Description One in a pair of fire horns. Inscribed "Presented to Niagra Co. No. 5 of Lake Village, NH. By Niagra S.Y.E. Co. No. 2 of Nashua, NH. Aug. 24, 1877." Red tassel runs length of item with purple and white bulbous bottom sections. Horn has applied leaf rim and bands. Mouthpiece has beaded pattern rim. Etched with scroll work as well as images of fire hat and fire wagon. Stamped inside "Simpson Hall Miller & Co., electroplate, Wallingford, Conn., Triple Plate"
Date August 24, 1877
Collection Firefighting Collection
Material Metal (silverplate)
Latest Date 1877
Earliest Date 1877
Made small manufacture
Place of Origin New Hampshire, Lakeport
History of Ownership Presented to Goss Reading Room. Loose papers and account books inside relate to 1903 Lakeport fire, fire department, and O. Goss. In original display case.
Search Terms Niagra Engine Company No. 5
Subjects Fire Horns
Firefighters
Firemen
Fires
Ceremonial objects
1870s
Fire departments
Other Name Fire Horn