Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum


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Subject:  Fire engines & equipment 
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Fire leather buckets 
Objects  1800s,   The black leather buckets, each with "N.F.D." [Niagara Fire Department] and numbers "15" and "20" painted in white. The bucket is narrower at the bottom (17 cm diameter ) and wider at the top (24 cm diameter). "Old fire bucket found in the stone house built by Monroe. Monroe rang the fire bell...
Fire Insurance Plaque 
ObjectsTexts  1836,   Oval shaped fire insurance plaque made of iron with a few small rust spots. It displays two hands shaking above a date 1836, and "Niagara Dist. Mutual Fire Insurance Co." around the centre. "By the 1830's, three Niagara insurance companies had each hired six to eight firefighters. Insured...
History of Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Department 
ImagesTexts  May, 2001,   Framed print with text describing the history of Niagara Fire Department. It is displayed on the wall of the Fire Hall Museum in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Text: "In 1816, the Niagara Volunteer Fire Department recruited its first volunteers. These same firemen also built the first fire hall in Niagara...
Honorary members of Niagara Fire Department 1912-2003 
ObjectsTexts    Wooden plaque with names of honorary members of Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Department (from 1912 to 2003) engraved on metal tags and three-dimensional firefighter's image at the bottom. H.L. ANDERSON 1912, R.W.M. TAYLOR 1912, J.H.BROWN 1914, J.H. BROWN 1914, J.H. BURNS 1914, J.A. BLACK 1914, J.G....
Niagara Fire Department Leather Helmet 
Objects    Black leather fire helmet with metal firefighter finial. It consists of eight sections of hardened leather with brim narrow on sides and a large rear tail. Front shield with initials: NFD - Niagara Fire Department. Probably late 1800s. Height with finial: 24 cm and without: 18 cm.
Fire alarm box 
Objects    Cast iron fire alarm box in red. Produced in Canada by Northern Electric Company Limited. Instruction on the box reads: "For fire: break the glass open the door pull hook down once and let go" In 1895, the Bell Telephone of Canada was required to spin off its manufacturing arm to build phones...
Fire hose nozzles 
Objects    Antique brass/copper fire hose nozzles. Show a sign of use at the top.
Stop-Fire fire extinguisher 
Objects    Handheld brass/copper 2 1/2 quart fire extinguisher produced by Stop-Fire, Inc., New Brunswick, N.J. with "Redi-grip" and pistol grip pump handle. Model AC-24, originally filled with Carbontetrachloride pressurized with dry air or nitrogen. Probably made in the 1950's.
Antique Indian backpack fire extinguisher 
Objects  circa 1930s,   "INDIAN patented" backpack fire pump produced by "D. B. Smith & Company. Utica, N.Y., U.S.A." (text on cap). Brass pump with 5 gallon pump, rubber tube, brass strainer and cover, designed to be worn on back with adjustable canvas straps. Back is stamped "air cooled patented tank". Indian Fire...
Bucket cart 
Objects  1800s,   Hand-drawn, wooden bucket cart with two wheels and a storage box for carrying buckets. "This cart was used in early 1800 to carry the leather buckets to the fire scene. These buckets were the backbone of the early fire brigades." N.F.D.
Water wagon 
Objects  1834,   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...
Hose reel 
Objects  1900,   Hand-drawn hose cart with two big wheels, a hose and nozzles. Wood/metal. The hose reel was pulled to the fire scene by 4 to 6 men, and the hose was unrolled from the fire to the source of water. The reel was first used in early 1900. N.F.D.
1763 Pumper 
Objects  1763,   Manually drawn fire pump with four wheels. It is made of wood and metal parts, painted red with exception for "1763" and "N.F.D." [Niagara Fire Department]. The wood wheels have wrought iron bands. "This was the first rotary type fire pumper in Niagara on the Lake. It was turned by four men and...
1834 Pumper 
Objects  1834,   Hand-drawn and hand-operated gooseneck pumper with four wheels. Made of wood and metal, painted red. The curved ("gooseneck") shape of the water pipe (leading from the top of the wooden housing of the air chamber) allowed for easier maneuvering of the water stream. "This pump was made by James...
Dayton Pump fire extinguisher 
Objects    Old 4 gallon hand fire extinguisher produced by Dayton Pump and Manufacturing Company. Metal container with handles (painted red) with black rubber hose. Measurements for container without handles and hose: diameter: 27 cm. Height with handle: 60 cm. Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. Tested number...
Alert fire extinguisher 
Objects    Handheld, copper/brass, soda-acid fire extinguisher manufactured by La France Fire Engine & Foamite Ltd. The brass plates with directions for charging the soda-acid and that it is tested for 350 lbs. are attached to the cooper cylinder (they are in both English and French). Measurements for tank...
Shur-Spray glass fire extinguisher 
Objects    "Shur-Spray Automatic Chemical Sprinkler" glass fire extinguisher manufactured by International Fire Equipment Corporation. The glass container used to be filled with carbon tetrachloride (CTC) and had a metal trigger at the end. It has a chain for hanging as it was usually hung from the ceiling...
Ladder and hose wagon 
Objects  1850,   Handcart with 4 wheels and long storage trunk; made of wood and metal parts. This hand drawn wagon took the wooden ladders and leather hose to the fire scene. First used in 1850.
Pyrene hand fire extinguisher 
Objects    Brass container with a hand pump and black enamel mounting bracket. It was manufactured by the Pyrene Manufacturing Company and inspected by Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada. The tank holds 1 quart and could be refilled after use through a filling plug. It is hanging on the wall but this type...
Old wooden fire ladder 
Objects    Extension ladder made of wood (painted red) and metal connectors. Wooden extension ladders were standard equipment in the early days of firefighting. Modern fire truck extension ladders are usually built of aluminum which were introduced about 50 years ago. Wooden extension ladders are still used...
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum


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