Vintage Cairns (1940-50) Leather Fireman Helmet w/ Original St. Florian Pendant For Sale
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Vintage Cairns (1940-50) Leather Fireman Helmet w/ Original St. Florian Pendant:
Condition: In distressed used condition. Has several tears and the metal wire that goes all the way around had to be cut off because it was protruding out the one side. This helmet had a lot of dirt and grime on it. Much care was given in cleaning and restoring this helmet and the items it came with. Last 2 pictures are before pictures.
Visor: the visor had deep and mild scratches all over, you could not see through the plastic. A dremmel was used for the first stages of scratch removal, then 1000 grit sand paper, then 2000 grit sand paper, then the dremmel again for polishing and finally a soft cloth. The hardware was cleaned with the dremmel and light metal cleaner.
St. Florina Pendant: Hand polished with a tiffany & co sterling silver polishing cloth.
Helmet: part of the wire was removed because it was protruding out the side. The leather was cleaned with light applications of CitursStrip, this process was done in a weeks time allowing the helmet to dry in between. Next it was cleaned with Lexol leather cleaner and finished with Lexol leather conditioner.
The helmet came with a silver St. Florian (Protecting Saint of Fireman) pendant tied into the inside of the Helmet. Comes with the original visor as well.
The inside reads NYFD Roddin. I was told it was from the 1940's to early 50's.
Shipping and Returns:
I accept all returns (item is returned the same way it was received) and ship same day if time permits, next weekday so far with no problems and most Saturdays if mail hasn't already been collected. I ship as low cost as I can while keeping the item safe.
All my items are 100% authentic, as listed (to the best of my ability) and I try to take as many relevant pics as I can.
If there is a problem, return it or contact me and I'll work with you until there isn't one.