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Antique American Brass Corporate Sign for Rumsey & Co Seneca, NY

  • $ 12500

Antique American brass metal mounted plaque sign. Beautifully inscribed in brass with the name and address of the company this antique advertising plaque dates from the late 19th, early 20th century. This script font styled plaque was most likely in the lobby of a building or on the side of one of their larger piece of fire equipment to act as an advertising plaque.

Marked Rumsey & Co, Builders, Seneca, NY

John A. Rumsey of nearby Fayette entered the employ of Cowing & Company in 1845 as traveling agent pump sales. A success in sales, he became one of Cowing’s partners in 1849, and it’s most active and useful member. In 1864, he withdrew from Cowing & Co. and with his brother, Moses Rumsey, and Cowing’s chief agent Warren J. Chatham, established the firm of “Seneca Falls Pump & Fire Engine Co.” later: Rumsey & Co. Rumsey went on to head a premier manufacturing firm that survived into the mid-twentieth century."

This antique brass plaque sign would make a great addition to your unique home decor, housewarming gift or as a birthday gift for any sign collector.


Brass plaque measures 4" long by 3" wide by 1" deep and weighs 8.8oz.


In great condition considering the age and use (please see all pictures as they form part of the condition description).


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