Handtub fire engine, Saco, ca. 1910

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Handtub fire engine, Saco, ca. 1910

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The "Safe Guard" was an 1880 Hunneman hand engine from Kennebunk. This image, taken in Saco around 1910, was probably taken during a hand-pumper competition, which were common at the time. Water was hand-pumped from the water reservoir through a nozzle to put out the fire. When the water in the reservoir was running low, the "bucket brigades" were responsible for refilling it.

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  • Title: Handtub fire engine, Saco, ca. 1910
  • Creator: Charles E. Moody
  • Creation Date: 1910
  • Subject Date: 1910
  • Location: Saco, York County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 12.5 cm x 17.5 cm
  • Local Code: 0953
  • Collection: Charles E. Moody Collection
  • Object Type: Image

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