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Hose 5 Fire Museum

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Swan's Island: Six miles east of ordinary - Draining Baird's Quarry

and Isaac Stinson in a boat in the Quarry Pond, Minturn, Swan's Island. The men are setting up the hose to drain the pond.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

A special city council meeting that evening was held that night in order to address the overall hose shortage that had been caused by the blaze.

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Life on a Tidal River - Fashion of the '40s

… creams on their legs to create an illusion of hose, and some drew thin pencil lines on the backs of their calves to create an illusion of the hose

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

Upon their arrival, the Portland Fire Department discovered they forgot the pressure reducer used to attach their hoses to the Biddeford hydrants.

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Guilford, Maine - BUILDINGS - Page 2 of 5

The first equipment they had was one linen hose, one two-wheeled hose reel that they could use in the summer, and a sled they could use in the winter.

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Historic Hallowell - The Tiger and the Lion

Some of the people sat on the hose as they went to the fire, a faster way for everyone to get there.

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Historic Hallowell - Cascade Hand Tub

… per minute, they pumped water through a leather hose. The Cascade Hand Tub was nothing like the fire engines used today.

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Guilford, Maine - EVENTS - Page 1 of 3

All they had was a linen hose, a two-wheeled hose reel, and a sled for in the winter. They were paid around three dollars a year.

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Presque Isle: The Star City - Presque Isle’s Historic Fire Station

The original hose house was replaced because it was in disrepair and wasn’t large enough to fit the equipment, horses and firemen.

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Biddeford History & Heritage Project - Cities of Smoke and Soot

… attempted to snuff the flames with the emergency hose before they swept the entire 150 foot long mill building.

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Historic Hallowell - The Hallowell Union Fire Club

… the new technology of fire trucks and water hoses of today. After horrible fires were fought, firefighters and local citizens would get together…