Cast Iron Fire Plug Hand



Circa 1870 highly detailed and rare "Fire Plug' cast iron hand with pointing finger mounted on a square base with raised lettering, all in original surface and condition, ex Savino collection. In the 18th & 19th centures, when responding to a call, firefighters would bore a hole in the water main to secure the water to fight the fire. The holes were then plugged with redwood stoppers and the locations marked for future use. 



Dealer American Garage
Date: Circa 1870
Origin
Artist/Maker
Measurements 21" long x 12" high x 8" deep
Inventory View Dealer's Inventory
Website http://www.americangarageantiques.com
Price SOLD
Contact Michael J Ogle & Diana Douglas, 818-388-1234 or  gallery@americangarageantiques.com

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