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Fire Engines - New York, 1730s

Fire Engines - New York, 1730s  Social Studies Tragedies and Triumphs History

These drawings, from The Manufacturer and Builder, depict the type of fire engines used in New York during 1730 (the upper picture) and 1733 (the lower picture).

Beyond the use of such equipment, people in the fire's vicinity also tried to help with buckets of water and whatever else was available.  All too often, the burning conflagrations could not be easily, or quickly, extinguished.

Click on the image for a much-larger view.

 


Media Credits

Page 140 from The Manufacturer and Builder, Volume 0003, Issue 6 (June 1871).
Title of Article:  Fire-Engines of "Ye Olden Time."   Online, courtesy Library of Congress and MOA (Making of America) at Cornell University.

 

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