Black firefighting helmet, 1966.
4 0 c m
actual image size: 26cm x 32cm

Black firefighting helmet, 1966.

© Science Museum / Science & Society Picture Library


3/4 side view of a London Fire Brigade helmet. In 1832 the London Fire Engine Establishment was created with the first full-time profesional firemen led by James Braidwood (1800-1861), a Scottish surveyor. Braidwood immediately introduced new practical uniforms which consisted of black tunics, leather helmets and knee length boots.

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