Horse-drawn Steam Fire Engine

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Title

Horse-drawn Steam Fire Engine

Description

This may be a Silsby horse-drawn steam fire engine being demonstrated. The need for high-volume water pumps to extinguish urban and industrial fires was the impetus for this innovation. The steam boiler drove a turbine which in turn drove a water pump. Hoses attached to the input would then pull water through the system and out through the main fire-fighting nozzles at high-pressure and maximum volume. Photo 88.122.581a depicts another view of this subject.

Date

circa 1890 - 1905

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

88.122.581b

Original Format

Glass Plate Negative

Physical Dimensions

4" x 5"

Citation

“Horse-drawn Steam Fire Engine,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed June 19, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/1055.

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