Steamers

Box 2565

C.F.D. Engine 14
Staff member
I was at the Jackson Fire Flea Market back in March. Looking though a small collection of paper items one piece caught my eye. I told the person who had it at his table to please set it back and that I would return with the person who would buy the item. I went and found Ted Elder, past-president of SPAAMFAA and a Wooster firefighter, and told him to follow me. He promptly bought the item. What was that piece of paper? A receipt from the Wooster F.D. from the 1870's with a image of the Allerton steamer on it! Sometimes things work out.
 

Box 2565

C.F.D. Engine 14
Staff member
Manchester NH Engine 3
Working at the John Varick shop fire on June 24, 1914.
Use 15 tons of coal while pumping!
Image via eBay.
 

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Bklyn Phil

Lieutenant
Eng 38 Boston Fire Department 1897 Amoskeag (Self -propelled) steam-powered fire engine, ca. 1919. The steamer weighed 17,000 pounds and could discharge 1,350 gallons per minute. Sn #736
https://tinyurl.com/ybhhs8vh

Amoskeag made 853 engines total; Boston had 44 , Brooklyn had 46. Twenty-two of these giants were made. They could reach 10mph. (Info from W. Fred Conway, Steam Fire Engines 1997 p. 75)

See Similar engine from Hartford Ct FD on post #71

See Eight add'l pix at https://bostonfirehistory.org/appara.../engine-co-38/

Phil, Bklyn
 

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Bklyn Phil

Lieutenant
Old Oregon Photos - Nice pic, Wrong caption
https://www.oldoregonphotos.com/subject/cars-trucks/portland-fire-department-pumper-c-1917.html

Caption from site
“An early Portland Fire Department pumper from about 1917. This is likely a Christie steam pumper, which served many U. S. cities at that time... “

More Pix, correct description at
http://placespages.blogspot.com/2014/06/oregon-fire-service-museum-at-2009.html


Additional resources from within the site:
http://www.steel-wheels.net/sferegister.html (Pix of Ahrens steamers under “A”)
Absolute treasure trove of steamers standing quietly for a photo and/or belching smoke while responding. Many familiar pix in the collection.

But wait, there's More - if you click right now---
https://www.pinterest.com/ginomach/steam-fire-engine/?lp=true

Phil, Bklyn
 

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Box 2565

C.F.D. Engine 14
Staff member
Unusual front-end view of an unidentified steam fire engine. I sure do like the engine lamp!
Image from eBay.
 

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