History of the American Steam Fire-Engine

By: William T. King

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Over 100 rare illustrations depict more than 70 antique fire engines with steam-powered pumps -- from the very first one, built in 1829, to the end of the 19th century. Include the Braithwaite's "Comet"; the Manhattan No. 8 of New York City; the Hurricane No. 13 of Philadelphia; the Northern Liberty, No. 8, of Boston; more.

Title: History of the American Steam Fire-Engine

Author: William T. King

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $14.95

Categories: Trades & Occupations,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486415309

ISBN Number 13: 9780486415307

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 160 pages, 8 x 11, paperback, Dover Publications

Seller ID: 415309

Description: Over 100 rare illustrations depict more than 70 antique fire engines with steam-powered pumps-from the very first one, built in 1829, up to the end of the 19th century. The royalty-free illustrations include pictures of Braithwaite's "Comet," built for the King of Prussia in 1832; the Manhattan No. 8 of New York City, built by Lee & Larned; the Hurricane No. 13 of Philadelpia, by Chapman; the Northern Liberty, No. 8, of Boston, constructed by Jucket & Freeman; and many more. The text for each engine provides detailed information on cost, construction, water capacity, and other data.