hard to find oversized exterior 19th century new york city soho district fire escape "incumbrance" notification sign with egg & dart border

Regular Price: $650.00

Special Price $422.50

Availability: In Stock

UR #:: UR-24702-16

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Product Description

late 19th or early 20th century new york city soho district tenement house embossed cast iron balcony notification sign with raised egg & dart border. building codes and/or ordinances established during that time period required the balcony or fire-escape manufacturer to securely fasten, in a conspicuous place, a cast-iron plate having suitable raised letters on same to read as follows " notice! any person placing any encumbrance on this balcony is liable to a penalty of $10 and imprisonment for 10 days." the raised and/or embossed lettering was finally revealed or visible after removing over a century of paint coatings. the brushed metal finish has been sealed with a clear coat lacquer. unusual size an shape.