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1876 Philadelphia Exhibition Steam Fire Engine Engineer

10 Print 1876 Philadelphia Exhibition Steam Fire Engine Engineer Old Original

Steam powered fire-fighting engines were a revolution in fire-fighting. Until their invention by the brilliant John Ericson (he designed the Union ironclad "Monitor"),c.1848 fire engines were hand drawn, hand pumped affairs with minimal capacity. The steam engine finally allowed a constant stream of high pressure water to be directed on a fire as long as a water source was available. The horse would soon replace men for moving the fire engine. Horse drawn engines were used in Boston til…

Steam powered fire-fighting engines were a revolution in fire-fighting. Until their invention by the brilliant John Ericson (he designed the Union ironclad "Monitor"),c.1848 fire engines were hand drawn, hand pumped affairs with minimal capacity. The steam engine finally allowed a constant stream of high pressure water to be directed on a fire as long as a water source was available. The horse would soon replace men for moving the fire engine. Horse drawn engines were used in Boston til…

specialcar: “A steam driven Victorian fire engine with “crew” aboard. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). 1879 ”

specialcar: “A steam driven Victorian fire engine with “crew” aboard. (Photo by General Photographic Agency/Getty Images). 1879 ”

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