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  • 1763 Pumper
    Object       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 ...
    Object     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 ...
  • Water wagon
    Object       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 ...
    Object     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 ...
  • 1834 Pumper
    Object       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 Smith ...
    Object     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 ...
  • Hose reel
    Object       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.
    Object     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 ...
  • Pyrene hand fire extinguisher
    Object       "H.E.P.C. Pyrene hand fire extinguisher Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada inspected .833 imperial (one U.S.) quart Class B-2. C-2. No.93739 C This extinguisher may be used on electrical fires To operate turn handle to left Work like a pump
    Object     "H.E.P.C. Pyrene hand fire extinguisher Underwriters' Laboratories of Canada inspected .833 imperial (one U.S.) quart Class B-2. C-2. No.93739 C This extinguisher may be used on electrical fires To operate ...
  • Shur-Spray glass fire extinguisher
    Object       "Shur-Spray" The Automatic Chemical Sprinkler Shurline International Patents pending Directions for refilling Place a funnel in the air tube and pour one gallon of SHUR-SPRAY chemical only. Back of set screw in fuse arm and draw the arms together. Place cap in position over the end of tube, making sure ...
    Object     "Shur-Spray" The Automatic Chemical Sprinkler Shurline International Patents pending Directions for refilling Place a funnel in the air tube and pour one gallon of SHUR-SPRAY chemical only. Back of set ...
  • Bickle and Liberty dry powder fire extinguishers
    Object       Liberty Fire Extinguisher: "Hang on a strong hook Liberty Fire Extinguisher Trade-mark registered in US and Canadian patent offices The original dry chemical guaranteed to retain its full strength until used and never to cake or deteriorate with age. Non freezing and non poison. Established 1898 Beware of imitations Directions: ...
    Object     Liberty Fire Extinguisher: "Hang on a strong hook Liberty Fire Extinguisher Trade-mark registered in US and Canadian patent offices The original dry chemical guaranteed to retain its full strength until ...
  • Alert fire extinguisher
    Object       "Tested for 350 lbs. fire extinguisher ALERT Extincteur A incendie"
    Object     "Tested for 350 lbs. fire extinguisher ALERT Extincteur A incendie"
  • Quick Aid fire guard
    Object       Sticker with text: "Do not use on electrical fires. Use on paper-rubbish, wood-textiles. For service call: 684-6713 Patrick Bros., 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines"
    Object     Sticker with text: "Do not use on electrical fires. Use on paper-rubbish, wood-textiles. For service call: 684-6713 Patrick Bros., 354 St. Paul Street, St. Catharines"
  • Bickle fire extinguisher
    Object       Handheld brass fire extinguisher manufactured by Bickle-Seagrave Limited. This is soda-acid type of extinguisher and a tank contains sodium bicarbonate dissolved in water and a bottle of acid in the top. When the extinguisher is turned upside down, the sodium bicarbonate and acid reacts to release carbon dioxide under pressure ...
    Object     Handheld brass fire extinguisher manufactured by Bickle-Seagrave Limited. This is soda-acid type of extinguisher and a tank contains sodium bicarbonate dissolved in water and a bottle of acid in the ...
  • FIRE OUT glass fire extinguisher
    Object       For fire FIRE OUT Automatic fire protection Throw at base of flame If absent or asleep, Fire Extinguisher works automatically at 125 °F. Automatic Fireout Extinguisher Co. 179 Parliament Street, Toronto
    Object     For fire FIRE OUT Automatic fire protection Throw at base of flame If absent or asleep, Fire Extinguisher works automatically at 125 °F. Automatic Fireout Extinguisher Co. 179 Parliament Street, ...
  • Dayton Pump fire extinguisher
    Object       Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. Tested number 21899 The Dayton Pump & Mfc. Co.
    Object     Underwriters' Laboratories, Inc. Tested number 21899 The Dayton Pump & Mfc. Co.
  • Vintage Guardian pump tank
    Object       TEST FREQUENTLY BY OPERATING PUMP AND DIRECTING STREAM INTO TANK. IF PISTON IS DRY USE A FEW DROPS OF OIL. NOTICE- FOR USE IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES FILL EXTINGUISHER WITH 5 GALLONS OF SOLUTION CONTAINING SUFFICIENT INSURANCE FIRST AID TO GIVE REQUIRED SPECIFIC GRAVITY TO ASSURE DESIRED FREEZING POINT. 2.0 POUNDS ...
    Object     TEST FREQUENTLY BY OPERATING PUMP AND DIRECTING STREAM INTO TANK. IF PISTON IS DRY USE A FEW DROPS OF OIL. NOTICE- FOR USE IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES FILL EXTINGUISHER WITH 5 ...
  • Old wooden fire ladder
    Object       Extension ladder made of wood (painted red) and metal connectors.
    Object     Extension ladder made of wood (painted red) and metal connectors.
  • Fire hose nozzles
    Object       Antique brass/copper fire hose nozzles. Show a sign of use at the top.
    Object     Antique brass/copper fire hose nozzles. Show a sign of use at the top.
  • Fire alarm box
    Object       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"
    Object     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 ...
  • Stop-Fire fire extinguisher
    Object       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.
    Object     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 ...
  • Antique Indian backpack fire extinguisher
    Object       "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".
    Object     "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, ...
  • Bucket cart
    Object       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.
    Object     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. ...
  • Fire leather buckets
    Object       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 ...
    Object     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 ...
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum


Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum