Water wagon
Description
Media Type
Object
Description
Two-wheeled, hand drawn cart made of wood. The water was poured into a wooden tank with buckets and then two men operated a hand pump to force a stream of water on the fire.
"This wagon was filled with water from wells or from the lake and carried water to the 1834 hand pumper when water was not available."
N.F.D.
Notes
In 1834, the fire department purchased a new ten-man hand-operated pumper known as the "Man Killer," as well as a horse drawn wagon to carry axes, a horse-drawn ladder wagon, a hand-operated pump with leather hose, and a water wagon.
Date of Publication
1834
Subject(s)
Local identifier
FHM00029; FHM00030; FHM00031
Language of Item
English
Geographic Coverage
Location of Original
Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum
2 Anderson Lane
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0 ‎
Contact
Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
Email
Website
Agency street/mail address
10 Anderson Lane P.O. Box 430
Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON L0S 1J0
905-468-2023
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Water wagon


Two-wheeled, hand drawn cart made of wood. The water was poured into a wooden tank with buckets and then two men operated a hand pump to force a stream of water on the fire.
"This wagon was filled with water from wells or from the lake and carried water to the 1834 hand pumper when water was not available."
N.F.D.