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Insurance Plaque

Description:

As open flames were the main light sources in homes, the risk of fire in an overcrowded burgh such as Dumfries was great. Insurance companies often ran their own fire brigades and used fire marks to identify which buildings they protected. This wooden panel with metal plaque is from the phoneix insuance company.

Source:
Dumfries Museum & Camera Obscura
Accession number:
DUMFM:1966.590
Digital Number:
DMDM153a-b
Copyright:
Dumfries and Galloway Council


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