Not every artifact can easily be classified. Some items, for example, may have not originally been issued by the Department, but have become accepted by AFD as expressions of Departmental pride, such as specialized badges, shields, patches, awards, flags, etc., for a particular member, platoon, company or battalion. Others, such as manuals, orders, or guidelines provide insight into the operation of the Department.
The 1966 Albany Fire Department Manual of Radio Communications was an early attempt to standardize communications within the AFD. The new radios were not necessarily quick: "Radio Units require a 30-second warm-up before Transmitting."
For the on-line collection: some items may be of far lower resolution, or wartemarked to purposely lower the resolution, than that of the original item in possession by the Museum.
These image(s) may be protected by copyright, and are not replaceable by free content. Any other image that shows these items would also be copyrighted, and any version that is not true to the original would be inadequate for identification or commentary.
The copy is of sufficient resolution for commentary and identification but lower resolution than the original work. Copies made from it will be of inferior quality, unsuitable for uses that would compete with the commercial purpose of the original work.
This complies with fair use under United States copyright law.