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The listing below contains information on the museum's major holdings of hand and horse drawn apparatus.  Click on the description of each piece to go to a page with a photograph and additional information.

 

Year
Nation
Maker
Description
1725
England
Newsham
Hand Drawn  5th size Manual Fire Engine
1740
England
Newsham
Hand drawn 3rd size Manual Fire Engine
1760
England
Newsham
Hand Drawn \ Portable Manual Fire Engine
1820
England
Simpkins
Hand Drawn Manual Fire Engine
1820
Japan
Unknown
Manual  Fire Pumps
1825
U.S.
American Hydraulic Co.
Hand Drawn Vane Pump Fire Engine
1838
England
Merryweather
Hand Drawn Manual Estate Fire Engine
1838
France
A. Thirion
Hand Drawn Manual fire engine
1844
U.S.
Bates / Jeffers
Horse drawn Manual Fire Engine. Ex - Pawtucket, RI
1850
France
Sohy & Durey
Hand Drawn Manual Fire Engine
1850
England
Shand Mason
Hand Drawn Manual Estate Fire Engine
1850
U.S.
Crafted
Hand Drawn Ladder Wagon. Ex - Centerville, WI
1850 U.S. Crafted Hose Cart.  Ex - Centerville, WI.
1852
U.S.
Howard & Davis
Hand Drawn Manual Fire Engine. Ex - Grafton, MA
1852
U.S.
Hunneman
Hand Drawn Manual Fire Engine. Ex - Exeter, NH
1855
U.S.
Button
Hand Drawn 1st Size Fire Engine. Ex - New London, CT
1865 U.S.` W. W. Wunder Hand Drawn Hose Carriage. Ex. Philadelphia, PA
1880
England
Merryweather
Hand Pushed Barrow Style Fire Engine
1870
England
Shand Mason
Horse Drawn Curricle Style Manual Fire Engine
1890
England
Shand Mason
Horse drawn steam powered fire engine. Ex. Rugby, England
1890 U.S. Howe Howe Manual Fire Engine, Ex. Carollton, IL
1890 U.S. Anderson Coupling Co., Kansas City, Missouri Horse Drawn Hose Wagon  Ex. Phoenix, AZ
1894
Austria
Knaust
Horse drawn Manual Fire Engine
1901
Austria
Knaust
Horse drawn Manual Fire Engine, Ex. Stuetzenhofen, Austria
1866
U.S.
Hunneman
Hand Drawn Manual Fire Engine w/ Jumper Hose Cart. Ex - Rockport, ME
1865
U.S.
Rumsey
Hand drawn Manual Village Fire Engine. Ex - Centerville, WI
1865
U.S.
W. W. Wunder
Hand Drawn Hose Carriage. Ex - Philadelphia, PA
1870
U.S.
Buckley & Merritt
Hand Drawn Parade Carriage. Ex - Derby, CT
1872
U.S.
Steiner
Horse Drawn Chemical Engine. Ex - Cleveland, OH.
1878
U.S.
Silsby
Horse Drawn 2d size Steam Fire Engine. Ex - Ocean City, NJ
1880 U.S. Rumsey Hand Drawn Manual Fire Engine.  Ex - Rockland and Friendship, ME.
1880
U.S.
Rumsey
Hand Drawn Manual Village Fire Engine. Ex - New Bloomington, OH
1880
U.S.
Rumsey
Hand drawn manual mill fire engine
1880
U.S.
Rumsey
Hand drawn 2d size manual fire engine. Ex - Bay City, MI
1880
U.S.
Rumsey
Hand drawn village ladder wagon. Ex - Edgerton, WI
1882
U.S.
Howe
Horse drawn horse powered rotary fire engine
1889
U.S.
Gleason & Bailey
Hand drawn parade carriage. Ex - Fishkill on Hudson, NY
1890
U.S.
Crafted. From Studebaker wagon
Horse drawn hose and ladder sled. Ex - Negaunee, MI
1890
U.S.
Gleason & Bailey
Hand drawn manual fire engine
1890
U.S.
Unk.
Horse drawn hose cart. Ex - Lake Geneva, WI
1890
U.S.
Unk.
Horse drawn chief's buggy
1890
U.S.
Howe
Hand or horse drawn manual fire engine. Ex- Carollton, IL
1890
U.S.
Fire Extinguisher Mfg. Co.
Horse drawn Babcock style aerial ladder truck. Ex - Benton Harbor, MI
1890
U.S.
Preston
Horse drawn village ladder wagon. Ex - Plainfield, WI
1890
U.S.
 Unk
Horse drawn exercise cart
1900 U.S. FireExtinguisher Mfg Co., Hand Drawn Chemicl Cart, Ex. Yerkes  Observatory, Wisconsin
1897
U.S.
Fire Extinguisher Mfg. Co.
Champion style water tower. Ex - Toledo, OH
1900
U.S.
Pirsch
Horse drawn hose wagon. Ex - Chicago, IL
1900
U.S.
Boyer
Hand drawn chemical cart. Maintained by Boyer as display.
1904
U.S.
American Fire Engine Co.
Horse drawn 2d size fire engine. Ex - Reno, NV
1906
U.S.
Pirsch
Horse drawn hose wagon. Ex - Chicago, IL
1907
U.S.
Pirsch
Horse drawn chief's buggy. Ex - Chicago, IL
1907
U.S.
Pirsch
Hand drawn ladder wagon. Ex - Selby, SD
1908
U.S.
Pirsch
Horse drawn city service ladder wagon. Ex - East Allis, WI
1908
U.S.
Anderson Coupling Co.
Horse drawn chemical wagon. Ex - Phoenix, AZ
1908
U.S.
Waterous
Hand drawn two tank chemical cart
1909
U.S.
Seagrave
Horse drawn hose wagon, Ex. Petoskey, MI
1910
U.S.
Pirsch
Hand drawn chemical cart. Ex - Centerville, WI
1918
U.S.
Waterous
Hand or horse drawn gasoline engine powered fire engine. ex - Plainfield, WI
1930
England
Bayleys
Manual "Escape" portable ladder
1930
U.S.
DuGas
Hand drawn dry chemical hose cart
1930
U.S.
American La France - Foamite
Hand drawn Class B Foam 40 gallon Extinguisher Ex-Wisconsin Electric Power Co.

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