Keywords: hand tubs
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Contributed by: Town of Topsham
Media: wood and metal
Contributed by: Aroostook County Historical and Art Museum
Media: Photographic print
While the town of Waldoboro was chartered in 1773, it began organized fire protection in 1838 with a volunteer fire department and a hand pump fire engine, the Water Witch.
Maine's natural resources -- granite, limestone and slate in particular -- along with its excellent ports made it a leader in mining and production of the valuable building materials. Stone work also attracted numerous skilled immigrants.
The Wadsworth-Longfellow house is the oldest building on the Portland peninsula, the first historic site in Maine, a National Historic Landmark, home to three generations of Wadsworth and Longfellow family members -- including the boyhood home of the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The history of the house and its inhabitants provide a unique view of the growth and changes of Portland -- as well as of the immediate surroundings of the home.
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Cascade Hand Tub Cascade Hand Tub, Vaughan Homestead, Hallowell, ca. 1935Item Contributed byHubbard Free Library The Cascade Hand Tub, built…
For example, the Tiger or the Cascade Hand Pump, both of which were fire fighting technology in their time.
It is a hand tub, a type of fire fighting engine with a stitched together, leather hose. Fire Department, Hallowell, 1843Item Contributed…