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1760 Fire Bucket

1760 Fire Bucket Disasters American History

In the 17th and 18th centuries, before fire engines were invented, firefighters used buckets and shovels to combat encroaching flames.

This image, from Boston Fire Historical Society, depicts the personal bucket which John Rowe (a Boston firefighter) used in 1760.


Media Credits

Boston Fire Historical Society.

 

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