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$ 10,000

Firemark of the Fire Association of Philadelphia, circa 1859

Origin United States, Pennsylvania
Period 19th Century
Materials Brass.
Dimensions
W. 7.25 in; H. 11.5 in;
W. 18.42 cm; H. 29.21 cm;
Condition Good.
Creation Date 1859
Description The Fire Association of Philadelphia was the first organization to grow out of volunteer fire departments in America. Eleven Philadelphia fire engine and hose companies joined the Fire Association in 1817. Beginning with no capital, the property of the associated fire companies was pledged. Seemingly, the credit of the trustees was so good policies were written in the first year of its charter in 1820. The firemark adopted for the company was a fire plug with a section of hose attached to it. Rarest of all issues, only twelve brass firemarks were produced. From the collection Milton Celsnick of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia.
Styles / Movements Other
Incollect Reference Number 104406
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