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Lot 0072
Early Fire Mark C 1860 Cast Iron 11 1/4"H X 6 15/16"W X 1 1/8"D Fire Association of Philadelphia fire mark, deeply convex relief cast, depicting entwined fire hose, dispensing water out of hydrant, flanked by initials "F A". Worn early painted surface, oxidized. The Fire Association of Philadelphia was formed in 1817. Fire marks were used to signify insured homes, displaying their priority, in event of fire.

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  • Location: This item ships from Massachusetts

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  • Condition

    Good untouched original condition, three small areas of rust-through (shown).

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    • 15%

    Early Fire Mark

    Estimate $150 - $200Jan 10, 2018
    Auction Curated By:
    Clifford Wallach
    Tramp Art, Folk Art & Americana Expert
    101 Avenue of the Americas
    Suite 900
    New York, NY 10013
    United States
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