Horse Drawn Fire Engine

74.593.15 96dpi wm.jpg

Title

Horse Drawn Fire Engine

Description

Fire engine with oscillating engine driving rotary pump. Engine manufactured by Mansfield Machine Works, Mansfield, Ohio. The company completed their first steam powered fire engine in 1883. Their goal was to have steam engines replace hand engines at a cost affordable to small towns and villages. It may have been used at Fire Station number 4 in Rockford, Illinois. The tongue in front of the engine shows that it was pulled by horses.

Date

circa 1885 - 1890s

Rights

Midway Village Museum

Format

jpeg

Type

Still Image

Identifier

74.593.15

Original Format

Photo

Physical Dimensions

8" x 5"

Citation

“Horse Drawn Fire Engine,” Midway Village Museum - Digital Collections, accessed October 26, 2021, https://midwayvillagemuseumdigitalcollections.omeka.net/items/show/3800.

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