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Pacific Fire Insurance Company sign
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Details

Object ID 001259

Object Name Pacific Fire Insurance Company sign

Object Desc Porcelain sign for Pacific Fire Insurance Company. Blue background with white lettering.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001840

Alternate ID

General Category History

Category Signs

Source

Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991

Credit/Acknowledgement

Location Room 7, Shelf 17

Object Date

Start Year Range 1851

End Year Range 1957

Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Pacific Fire Insurance Company,signs,insurance,advertising,


Title Pacific Fire Insurance Company sign

Description Metal, porcelain enameled sign. Blue background with white border and text, "Pacific / Fire / Insurance Co / New York / Incorporated 1851". Two holes each on top at bottom edge and one hole on left and right edge at center. Back is unfinished and painted black

Collector

Approx Collection Date

Height 12

Length 0

Width 18.13

Depth 0.13

Diameter 0

Circumference 0

Weight 0

Unit of Measure Inches/ounces

Dimension Details Dimensions do not include the fact that it does not lay flay

Quantity 0

Material

Site

Site Details

Place of Origin

Maker O.E. & Co

Maker Details

Maker Mark

Images

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Image Caption CMY1840

Description

Conditions

Date JAN 17,2014

Summary poor

Assessor BN

Notes The sign is significantly curved backward. The lower left corner is rusted, loss of porcelain and the corner is bent backward; there is a small hole because of this. At left edge center there is loss of porcelain around the hole. At top left corner there is loss of enamel and there is pitting in the exposed metal. At lower edge near left there is significant loss of porcelain around the hole. Edges are worn with scratches in the top layer. By the "E" in Fire there are small cracks radiating from a lower layer, above that is wear in the porcelain. At top left edge there is loss of enamel. On back, there is pitting and loss in the metal. The exposed metal is rusted. There is blue and white paint marks on the back, unsure if it is manufacturers' error or from another source. At lower left quadrant there is a fingerprint in the white paint. At lower left edge there is rusting around the hole.


Events

Date JAN 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 1 from Room 7 - automatic entry by admin


Date JAN 23,2014

Summary Status change

Notes Status changed to On-Site Collection Storage from On Exhibit - automatic entry by admin


Date FEB 25,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 11 from Room 7, Shelf 1 - automatic entry by admin


Date APR 15,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 16 from Room 7, Shelf 11 - automatic entry by admin


Date APR 18,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 8 from Room 7, Shelf 16 - automatic entry by admin


Date JUN 13,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 17 from Room 7, Shelf 8 - automatic entry by admin


Provenance

Notes

Date JAN 17,2014

Notes The Pacific Fire Insurance Company was founded in April 1851. In 1913, it mered with Greenwich Insurance Company. In 1957, it changed its name to Pacific Fire Insurance Company of New York.