Object ID 001053
Object Name Texaco Fire Chief hat
Object Desc Red firemen hat with a bronze bird and Texaco Fire Chief on it.
Collection General Collection
Accession # CMY000927
General Category History
Source Category Found In Collection
Accession Date JAN 1,1991
Location Room 1, Shelf 9
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Status On-Site Collection Storage
Object Keywords Texaco,firemen hat,toys,promotional items,
Title Texaco Fire Chief hat
Description Red Texaco Fire Chief hat. Bronze bald eagle at top of hat. Front of hat has a white shield with "Texaco Fire Chief." Back of hat has the number 1 on it. Bottom of hat says "Brown & Bigelow St. Paul Minn. U.S.A. 2."
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Place of Origin
Maker Brown and Bigelow
Maker Details Brown & Bigelow is a publishing company based in Saint Paul, Minnesota that produces advertising specialties, or promotional products, such as clocks, pens, cocktail spoons with corkscrew and cap-lifter, and advertising calendars. The company was founded in 1896 by Herbert Huse Bigelow and Hirm Brown. In 1925, Brown & Bigelow began a tradition by publishing calendars for the Boy Scouts of America, many of which were illustrated by Norman Rockwell. In 1969, as a tribute to Rockwell's 75th year birthday that year, officials of Brown & Bigelow and the Boy Scouts of America asked Rockwell to pose in this calendar illustration.
Date NOV 3,2013
Assessor Rachel Baker
Notes There is some dirt and scratches on hat.
Date JUN 12,2014
Summary Location change
Notes Location changed to Room 1, Shelf 9 from Room 1, Shelf 5 - automatic entry by admin