American # 3984

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American Cast Iron INA Eagle Fire Mark, Circa 1796
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Description

American oval cast iron INA eagle fire mark signed and dated, Circa 1792. On November 19, 1792 John Nesbitt and Ebenezer Hazard met in Philadelphia's Independence Hall to create the Insurance Company of America. INA wrote the first policy to cover ships, cargo, and homes. These fire marks were placed on the exterior of a home to guarantee fire brigades that the house was fully insured, Late 18th Century.


$ 4,800 Retail


OF THE PERIOD:     American Colonial
PLACE OF ORIGIN:     United States
DATE OF MANUFACTURE:     Circa 1796

MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES:     Cast Iron
CONDITION:     Excellent
WEAR:     Wear consistent with age and use
HEIGHT:     11 in. (28 cm)
WIDTH:     8.5 in. (22 cm)
DEPTH:     1 in. (3 cm)


Golden & Associates Antiques
206 King St. Charleston, SC 29401
843-723-8886

Reference Number: # 3984




 

Golden & Associates Antiques

204 & 206 King Street

Charleston, South Carolina 29401

843-723-8886