National Geographic : 1916 Mar
On the first policies issued by the Hartford Fire Insurance Company there is a quaint steel engraving that gives an interesting picture of the primitive fire-fighting methods of 1810. A crude, hand-operated pumping appa ratus stands before a blazing three-story dwelling, while a bucket-brigade of 50 men is required to supply the water for one feeble stream. Rather a contrast to the modern 100 horse-power auto engine rushing at express train speed to the scene of the fire, there to supply a dozen hose lines with inexhaustible, high-pressure streams. Yet this contrast is no more striking than the difference between the first hesitating steps in the development of the Hartford Fire Insurance Company and the present complete and comprehensive INSURANCE SERVICE OF THE TWO HARTFORDS The Hartford Fire Insurance Company in The Hartford Accident & Indemnity all its 105 years' history has been in the Company carries into the field of casualty forefront of every sound, progressive move- and bonding insurance the same progress ment for better fire insurance protection. ive methods, unquestioned financial As a result it does today the largest fire strength and business integrity that have insurance business in the country. marked the history of the parent company. The two companies, between them, writepracticallyevery form of insurancebut life insurance. Check on the coupon below the kind of insurance that IREinterests you most. Mail it to us and we will send you Fullinformation. Hartford Fire Insurance Co. Hartford Accident & Indemnity Co. Hartford, Conn. COUPON-CHECK-TEAR OFF-MAIL Hartford Fire Insurance Company, (Service Department N 3) 125 Trumbull Street, Hartford, Conn. Gentlemen: Please send information on the kind of insurance checked to the name and address written on margin of coupon. Fire Motor Cycle J Tornado Sprinkler Leakage Accident Burglary Hail Marine H ealth Employer's Liability Golfer's Policy Breeders and Exhibitors Auto Liability Workmen's Compensation Parcel Post Teaming Auto Collision Bonding R ent Salesmen's Samples SAutoTheft Elevator Merchandise in Transit Registered Mail Auto Fire Plate Glass Live Stock Transit Use and Occupancy Baggage Race Horse Live Stock [Explosion "Mention the Geographic-It identifies you."