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Hand Pumping Fire Engine

Place Made:
Baltimore, Maryland (poss.)
Date Made:
DATE MADE: 1859 c.
Dimensions are approximate __97 inches ?H __116 inches L __70 inches W
Accession Number:
DESCRIPTION: A hand pumping fire engine, which was supplied by a bucket brigade. This engine was purchased in 1859 in Baltijmore for use by the Rough & Ready Fire Co. of Salem , NC. An 1891 article written by W.S. Pfohl (probably for the People’s Press–located in WHS scrapbook 3) talks about the history of the Salem Fire Department. Two images from this article (which talks about the purchase of this engine) are in the images file for this object.
LABEL NOTES: This engine was purchased in Baltimore in 1859, by the Rough and Ready Fire Co., of Salem, N.C.
Credit Line:
Wachovia Historical Society