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1st Place Trophy for Androscoggin No. 2, 1875

Contributed by Town of Topsham

This trophy was awarded to the Androscoggin No. 2 hand engine company of Topsham for taking first place at the hand engine muster in Bath on July 5, 1875. Muster competitions were judged on how far the engine could deliver a stream of water. The Androscoggin won with a stream of 172 feet, six inches. The engine foreman was Daniel A. Hall. The pipemen were Alden Q. Goud and Caleb Ridley.

The award is in the form of a small silver speaking trumpet. Similar to a megaphone, speaking trumpets were used by engine foremen to yell directions to the fire company. This one is engraved with flower designs.

Other Information


  • Title: 1st Place Trophy for Androscoggin No. 2, 1875
  • Creation Date: 1875-07-05
  • Subject Date: 1875-07-05
  • Town: Bath, Topsham
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: silver
  • Dimensions (cm): 54 x 
  • Local Code: 2000-05-25
  • Collection: Androscoggin Veteran Fire Association
  • Object Type: Physical Object

For more information about this item, contact:

Town of Topsham
Topsham Historical Comm., Town Hall, 100 Main Street, Topsham, ME 04086
(207) 725-1303

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