hand pumped fire engine in action

I'm polishing early chapters of "Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights", my history of the Albion Fire Department, and there are numerous mentions made of Albion's first, hand-pumped fire engine. I thought you all might want to see what those engines looked like in operation, so I found this online:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXnwiq8Rs_g

5 comments:

  1. Looks like a good workout. I'm not sure I'm tall enough to reach it when the handle goes up.

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  2. I guess reach would be an issue, wouldn't it?

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