Gratacap sentence example

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  • Gratacap, a New York City volunteer fireman and luggage designer, is responsible for the helmets' durability and ability to resist rotting thanks to the treatment he had learned to use on leather luggage that was used on the ocean.
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  • Gratacap also designed the first fire helmet made of eight sections, also known as the "eight comb" or "New Yorker."
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  • Gratacap's helmet, called the "New Yorker," became the standard design that would last for over a century and a half.
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  • In the 1850's the Cairn's brothers took over the business when Gratacap retired, and they have been the premier manufacturers of leather helmets since then, combining innovation with tradition.
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