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November 25, 2010

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Steve the fire sprinkler guy

I run a fire sprinkler company in Scotland and have a keen interest in the history of fire fighting, these hats are truely remarkable great credit to whoever put in the 100 hours of work removing the black coating. Cant even begin to imagine the action this hat has seen over the years. Brilliant.

John

These hats really were "works of art" when you think that they were essentially an item needed for protection.
I am over in the U.K and my best friend is a Senior Firefighter with the Birmingham Fire-Brigade and is keenly interested in all aspects of Fire-fighting history so he will be very pleased when I refer hi to your site!
Best Regards
John

Faith

How cool! I don't think I've ever heard of parade hats? But I do think I've seen one before, I'm just not sure where since I don't get out to museums or anything regularly (though I'd love to, I'm a big history buff!) - what a cool donation, definitely something to be thankful for! :)

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