What is meant here, are you saying Drinker was interned falsely, or are you saying he had a change of heart and decided to support the cause. Which?Probably commissioned by Atsion ironmaster Henry Drinker who had been interned in Virginia for refusing to swear loyalty to the rebelling colonies.
He wasn't the only Quaker interned and I recall reading where his wife went to get him when he was released. Henry was a major player in the Quaker community but without trying to date events. I believe Salter managed the iron business because Henry couldn't. Henry was a fascinating figure in history and his will was as strong as the furnace product.What is meant here, are you saying Drinker was interned falsely, or are you saying he had a change of heart and decided to support the cause. Which?
I find it unique that it's not symmetrical.
Are you sure it's a dove, and not a different bird? I can't resolve the plume on the head.
Guy, did the owner say how he came across it? I'd like to show up at the antique roadshow with that.
We're both wrong. It's supposed to be a eagle.Also, from "Place Names of Ocean County New Jersey" (Vivian Zinkin, 1976);
Phoenix Forge: Because the forge, rebuilt shortly after it was destroyed by fire, appeared to rise like the Phoenix from it's ashes.
Other names: Phoenix 1828, Old Union Forge 1839, Phoenix Furnace, 1846.