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George Lewis Deblois Jr. Fire Buckets 1824 Citizens Fire Society

Pair of mustard yellow-painted conical bucket with leather handles, red painted rims and bases, displaying “No. 1” and “No. 2,” and a streamer with lettering “CITIZENS FIRE SOCIETY” above the date of “1824” and black-painted lettering on reverse “GEO. L. DEBLOIS.”

George Lewis Deblois Jr. was born in Halifax, Massachusetts 1782 and moved to Boston where he became a well known merchant, doing business under the successive firms of Coolidge, Deblois & Co., George L. Deblois & Co, and Skinner & Deblois.

Literature: For additional information on George L. Deblois, see Henry Fitz-Gilbert Waters, The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 44, pp. 324.

Sold at Northeast Auctions August 18, 2018.

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