West of England fire insurance mark

The West of England Fire and Life Insurance Company was established in Exeter in 1807. This plaque shows the figure of Alfred, Saxon king of Wessex who defended the Southwest from the Vikings. For many years his image was the emblem of the company.

Object Summary

Accession Loan No.
4/1958/1
Category
Antiquities
Collection Class
Social and industrial history
Collection Area Region
Northern Europe
Material
metal | paint | | |
Common Name
West of England fire insurance mark
Simple Name
fire mark
Period Classification
Georgian (1714-1837); Victorian (1837-1901)
Production Town

Production Person Initials

Production Person Surname

Production Year Low
1807
Production Year High
1894

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fire insurance mark, West of England, Exeter