Fire Insurance Plaque


Description
Media Type:
Object
Text
Description:
Oval shaped fire insurance plaque made of iron with a few small rust spots. It displays two hands shaking above a date 1836, and "Niagara Dist. Mutual Fire Insurance Co." around the centre.

Notes:
"By the 1830's, three Niagara insurance companies had each hired six to eight firefighters. Insured houses had plaques over their front doors, so firefighters would know which company insured which house. They could only fight fires where their employers held the insurance. Three of these plaques can still be seen today - 120 Johnson Street, the Whale Inn, and in the new fire museum on Anderson Lane."
Noel Haines: History of Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Department
Date of Original:
1836
Dimensions:
Width: 23 cm
Height: 18 cm
Subject(s):
Local identifier:
FHM00004
Language of Item:
English
Geographic Coverage:
  • Ontario, Canada
    fltLatitude: 43.2485248325967
    Latitude: 43.2485248325967 Longitude: -79.0873923959923
Copyright Statement:
Copyright status unknown. Responsibility for determining the copyright status and any use rests exclusively with the user.
Location of Original:
Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum
2 Anderson Lane
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 ‎
Contact
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
Email
Website
Agency street/mail address

10 Anderson Lane P.O. Box 430
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
905-468-2023

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Fire Insurance Plaque


Oval shaped fire insurance plaque made of iron with a few small rust spots. It displays two hands shaking above a date 1836, and "Niagara Dist. Mutual Fire Insurance Co." around the centre.