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Hand-pump fire engine model, Portland, ca. 1850

Contributed by Maine Historical Society

George Frederick Morse created this model of a hand-pump fire engine while he was in high school.

Painted on each side of the model are the words, "PORTLAND NO. 5."

Morse, an active artist and arts supporter, worked for the Portland Company, which made engines, for 45 years, first as a draftsman and then as superintendent.

Other Information


  • Title: Hand-pump fire engine model, Portland, ca. 1850
  • Creator: Morse, George Frederick
  • Creation Date: circa 1850
  • Subject Date: circa 1850
  • Town: Portland
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: Wood and metal
  • Dimensions (cm): 30 x 91
  • Local Code: ML2
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Maine Historical Society
489 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822
http://www.mainehistory.org

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