History of the American Steam Fire-Engine

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, up to the end of the 19th century. The copyright-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.

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ISBN-13: 9780486415307
Publisher: Dover Publications
Publication date: 06/19/2001
Series: Dover Books on Transportation
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.12(h) x 0.31(d)

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