Offered by: Kelly Kinzle Antiques
P.O. Box 235 New Oxford, PA 17350 , United States Call Seller 717.495.3395

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Firemark of the Mutual Assurance Company of Philadelphia, circa 1827

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  • Description
    From the collection of Milton Celsnick of Penn's Landing, Philadelphia. The Mutual Assurance Company of Phildelphia was founded in 1784, as the second mutual fire insurance company in the city. The company was organized by former policyholders of The Philadelphia Contributionship which decided not to insure any buildings that had trees on the property as it was felt the trees presented a fire hazard. The firemark selected by The Mutual Assurance Company was a tree in full foliage and the company quickly became known as The Green Tree. The first firemarks issued were in wood, but after 1803 they were made in cast iron. Not more than three dozen of this squat version are known.
  • More Information
    Origin: United States, Pennsylvania
    Period: 19th Century
    Materials: Cast iron.
    Condition: Good.
    Creation Date: 1827
    Styles / Movements: Other, Traditional
    Incollect Reference #: 104404
  • Dimensions
    W. 8.5 in; H. 8.5 in;
    W. 21.59 cm; H. 21.59 cm;
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