The Triumph, Waldoboro, ca. 1872

Contributed by Waldoboro Fire Department


In 1872, Captain L.L. Kennedy traveled to New York to purchase this Smith hand tub fire engine. When delivered to Waldoboro, it was named "Triumph."

The bars that run along the side are steel and the pressure tank is made of copper. The only known photo of this being used in the early 1900s shows 12 men on each side of the engine.

The men had to pump the handles up and down to build up the pressure in the copper tank.

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About This Item

  • Title: The Triumph, Waldoboro, ca. 1872
  • Creator: Waldoboro Fire Department
  • Creation Date: circa 1872
  • Subject Date: circa 1872
  • Town: Waldoboro
  • County: Lincoln
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood, metal
  • Dimensions: 182.9 cm x 253.8 cm x 426.7 cm
  • Collection: Waldoboro Fire Department Collection of Vintage Equipment
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Waldoboro Fire Department
1600 Atlantic Avenue, PO Box J, Waldoboro, ME 04572
(207) 832-2161

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