Firefighter's backpack

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Titles Firefighter's backpack
Description Firefighter's backpack consisting of rectangular metal water tanks strapped to a wooden frame. The wooden frame is L- shaped with the base of the tank resting on the bottom plank and fastened with a black leather belt to the uprights. The frame has four horizontal fabric straps across the back and two adjustable shoulder straps, all nailed to the wooden frame. The tank has two circular openings with screw caps on the top, one wide and one small. A spigot with an operation lever is welded to the front of the tank. "MFS" (Minnesota Forest Service) is stenciled onto the front of the tank near the top.
Quantity 1 item
Format Content Category: artifacts
Measurements 8 inches width
15 1/2 inches length
21 5/8 inches height
Nomenclature pack frame
tank (container)
Materials wood (plant material)
metal
leather
cloth
Subjects Source: Murphy, Jerry
Used by: Minnesota Forest Service
Used in: Minnesota, United States
Fire extinction--Equipment and supplies
Government & Politics. Government Agencies. Fire Extinction
Dates Use: Approximately 1930
Holding Type 3D Objects
Identifiers 1996.257.215 (Accession Number)

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