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Object ID 1928.014.001
Object Name Trumpet, Speaking
Collection Silver
Credit line Gift of Colonel George Elliot
Date 1845
Description Silver-plated commemorative fireman's speaking trumpet with red and white twisted silk cord. The body is engraved: "Presented To the Reliance Fire Co. By Wm. H. Naff, 1845". This model was meant to be used as well as being a mark of esteem because it has holes around the mouthpiece to which padding could be attached.
Dimensions H-18 Dia-7.437 inches
Owned Reliance Fire Company
Provenance Originally presented to the Reliance Fire Company by William Heath Naff (1794-1876), who was active in the company as early as the 1820s and was at one time its secretary.
Subjects Fire fighting
People Naff, William Heath
Search Terms Speaking Trumpets
Fire Horns
Reliance Fire Company
William H. Naff
William Naff
Material Silver Plate
Place of Origin Wilmington, DE