Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Hand Tub

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This old fire apparatus was used to fight fires in Quincy and is now on display in the lobby of the National Fire Protection Association. It is an 1845 Hunneman Hand Tub appropriately named "Granite." The inscription on the front and back reads: "We Come & We Conquer".

6 comments:

marie6 said...

You have a very interesting blod, and beautiful photos especially the one of the leaves1

marie6 said...

Sorry blog not blod!

Marie-Noyale said...

Would be nice if they went back to the bell instead of the sirens...

Ken said...

It is hard to believe that they would fight fires with that piece of equipment. But I guess back then it was state of the art.

The Lone Beader said...

I agree with Ken!

Professor said...

What a lovely piece of history!