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  • Subject: Fire engines & equipment
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    • Rumsey Village & Piano Style Fire Engine

    • Advertisements; Fire engines & equipment;
    • The disastrous fire of 1876 destroyed downtown Chester. To protect the village from future fires, the citizens of Chester under took to build both a water system and a fire company. This advertisement was sent to Joseph Durland, a founding member...
    • The Seneca Falls New Style Village Fire Engine.

    • Advertisements; Fire engines & equipment;
    • The disastrous fire of 1876 destroyed downtown Chester. To protect the village from future fires, the citizens of Chester under took to build both a water system and a fire company. This advertisement was sent to Joseph Durland, a founding member...
    • Babcock Fire Extinguisher Ad

    • Advertisements; Fire engines & equipment; Fire extinguishers;
    • The disastrous fire of 1876 destroyed downtown Chester. To protect the village from future fires, the citizens of Chester under took to build both a water system and a fire company. This illustrated advertisement was sent to store owner Joseph...
    • Empire Hose emergency vehicles

    • Ambulances; Fire engines & equipment; Fire engines; Fire stations; Garages; Fences;
    • This image depicts the emergency services vehicles of the Empire Hose Company. The emergency vehicles are depicted pulled just outside the garage bays of the fire station. In the foreground there is a station-wagon style ambulance with a bubble...
    • Piermont emergency vehicles

    • Ambulances; Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment;
    • In this image, an ambulance is lined up next to two open-top fire trucks. The ambulance is an early model automobile with a split windshield, a small emergency light on the roof, and a spare tire mounted on the passenger running board. Across the...
    • Ambulance and fire trucks

    • Ambulances; Fire engines; Fire engines & equipment; Ladders;
    • In this image, an ambulance is lined up next to two open-top fire trucks. The ambulance is an early model automobile with a split windshield, a small emergency light on the roof, and a spare tire mounted on the passenger running board. Across the...
    • Firemen's celebration

    • Celebrations; Fire fighters; Fire engines & equipment; Horses;
    • A celebration at the S.W.Johnson Steamer firehouse. The firehouse is decorated with bunting and ribbons. The two-story firehouse is brick. The windows have wooden shutters and the firehouse doors are wood. Above the firehouse doors is a banner that...
    • West Haverstraw citizens gather at firehouse

    • Crowds; Buildings; Fire engines & equipment; Automobiles; Coats;
    • Twenty-two men in hats and overcoats stand in two lines holding a hose. Four men stand in a large doorway with two open wooden doors. Behind them is a large wheeled, fire-hose reel wagon with a bell. Visible beyond that is the back of an early...
    • Old Fire Truck

    • Fire engines & equipment;
    • This old fire truck, with a ladder held above the passengers, was photographed in the antique car store on South Broadway in Nyack. The car store is now a restaurant.
    • Orangetown Company Number One: First Gas Powered Engine

    • Fire engines & equipment;
    • Orangetown Engine Number One's gas powered vehicle sits in driveway on Railroad Avenue (Depot Place) in South Nyack. The cab is open, the wheels look like wagon wheels, and the usual firemen's equipment is aboard: lights, lantern, axe, helmets,...
    • Horse Drawn Fire Truck in Nyack, 1911

    • Fire engines & equipment;
    • The 'Pride of the Empire' was an all-white truck which carried a 65-foot extension ladder, the tallest ladder in Nyack. The apparatus served only until 1916 as horse-drawn trucks became obsolete.
    • Fire Department Steamer

    • Fire engines & equipment;
    • A crowd has gathered at School Street and Broadway in Upper Nyack to see the new Empire Fire Department steamer. The gleam and shine of the machine contrasts with the subdued attire of the men and boys in the crowd.
    • Fire truck and pumper

    • Fire engines & equipment; Fire engines; Ambulances; Trailers; Garages;
    • This image is comprised of two color photographs. The top image shows a old hand-drawn fire pumper apparatus on a trailer. There is a sign on the side of the trailer which details information about the pumper (transcribed below). The bottom...
    • Empire hose cart

    • Fire engines & equipment; Fire extinguishers; Fire engines; Lanterns; Ladders
    • This is a portrait of an early fire truck seen from the side. The truck has an open driver's compartment, and skinny wheels. A fire ladder is mounted on the side of the truck, an extinguisher is on the back bumper. There are other fire tools along...
    • Nyack Fire Department: Jackson Engine Company's Chemical Engine

    • Fire engines & equipment; Fire fighters;
    • Jackson Engine's Chemical Engine was horse drawn. The driver, George W. Cook, was a member of Chelsea Company but he went with the horses from Christopher Pulsch's Express Stables. Firemen in the picture include Andrew Sidoli and Charles Wootten on...
    • Fire Hose Wagon and Team

    • Fire engines & equipment; Fire fighters; Horses; Postcards;
    • Two white horses are hitched to a wagon which carries fire hose and two firemen, all part of the Nyack Fire Department.

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