History of the American Steam Fire-Engine
Over 100 rare illustrations depict more than 70 antique fire engines with steam-powered pumps - from the very first one, built in 1829, to the end of the 19th century. Include the Braithwaite's 'Comet'; the Manhattan No. 8 of New York City; the Hurricane No. 13 of Philadelpia; the Northern Liberty, No. 8, of Bosto; more.
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