AMERICAN FIRE MARK - HISTORY TREE - MUTUAL ASSURANCE

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  • Sold Date: Jun 26, 2008
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This insurance fire mark is a repro of the:

The Mutual Assurance Company For Insuring Houses From Loss By Fire.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 1784-
Issue of 1810

Mutual Assurance Company for Insuring Houses from Loss by Fire, Philadelphia: (1) Design of the "Green Tree"-dated 1784 shows a leaden tree on a bevelled-edge shield of wood. (2) Absence of bevelled edge, issue of 1797. (3) First of the elliptical wooden shields, issued in 1799. (4) Issue of 1803, shield much smaller than the first oval-last wooden mark issued by the company. (5) The first all-iron mark of the "Green Tree" and largest of its iron varieties-this one measures thirteen inches from top to bottom. Known as the "large flat back," issue of 1805. (6) Issue of 1806-known as "small flat back"-the second iron mark issued by this company. (7) Not more than three dozen of this squatty iron variety are known to have been issued, dates from 1827

Made by Virginia Metalcrafters - This reproduction of the Tree

Weights 7 pounds

Measures 11.5 inches long, and 8 inches in width

MARKED ON THE BACK WITH : V M 22-5

Virginia Metalcrafters was founded on October 6th, 1890, as the W.J. Loth Stove Company. Located in Waynesboro, Virginia, on the western slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley,
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