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firemark

firemark
In colonial America, a plaque, usually cast in lead and affixed to the façade of a house, indicating that the owner of the house had contributed money to the local volunteer fire department.
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(4) For information on firemarks, see George Algernon Fothergill, British Fire-marks from 1680, Edinburgh and London, 1911; John Vince, Fire-Marks, Aylesbury, 1973; and Brian Wright, Brian Henham and Brian Sharp, The British Fire Mark, 1680-1879, Cambridge, 1982.
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