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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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Ladder and hose wagon
    Object       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.
    Object     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 ...
  • Niagara fire fighters in front of the Court House
    Image       Sepia coloured photograph of the old fire station located in the Court House. The fire fighters in full dress uniforms and helmets pose in the front of this building. In the middle there is a hose reel with a decorative cloth and flower bouquet on top. The picture frame is ...
    Image     Sepia coloured photograph of the old fire station located in the Court House. The fire fighters in full dress uniforms and helmets pose in the front of this building. In ...
  • 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 ...
  • FIRE OUT glass fire extinguisher
    Objectcomment       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
    Objectcomment     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, ...
  • Niagara Fire Department in 1910
    ImageText       Black and white photographs of Niagara Fire Department members in 1910, together with four photos of firemen and their fire fighting equipment: ladder wagon, horse-drawn carts. The last photos were taken outside the fire hall (then located in the Court House) and the post office. The fifth picture (upper right) ...
    ImageText     Black and white photographs of Niagara Fire Department members in 1910, together with four photos of firemen and their fire fighting equipment: ladder wagon, horse-drawn carts. The last photos were ...
  • Men posing in front of old fire station in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
    Image       Sepia coloured photograph of two men standing on the ladder wagon in the front of the old fire station located in the Court House. The men have thick mustaches and they are wearing civilian clothes and hats. Undated but probably taken in the early 1900s.
    Image     Sepia coloured photograph of two men standing on the ladder wagon in the front of the old fire station located in the Court House. The men have thick mustaches and ...
  • 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 ...
  • Niagara Fire Department at the Court House.
    Image       Black and white photograph of the fire station in lower level of the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was occupied by Niagara Fire Department from 1842 till 1911 when they moved to the fire hall on Queen Street. There are three pool tables inside; the men wearing civilian clothes play ...
    Image     Black and white photograph of the fire station in lower level of the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was occupied by Niagara Fire Department from 1842 till 1911 when they ...
  • Niagara Fire Department at the Court House.
    ImageText       Black and white photograph of the fire station in lower level of the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was occupied by Niagara Fire Department from 1842 till 1911 when they moved to a new location on Queen Street. The men are wearing the leather fire helmets and regular hats are ...
    ImageText     Black and white photograph of the fire station in lower level of the Court House in Niagara-on-the-Lake. It was occupied by Niagara Fire Department from 1842 till 1911 when they ...
  • Honorary members of Niagara Fire Department 1912-2003
    ObjectText       "Donated by Rolly's Jewellers"
    ObjectText     "Donated by Rolly's Jewellers"
  • 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 ...
  • Niagara Hockey team
    Imagecomment       Black and white group photograph of seven members of Niagara Hockey team (many firemen among them) wearing hockey uniforms with letter "N" and skates. There are three men in civilian clothes sitting in the middle of this group. Undated but probably taken 1895-1897 (see comment below from Kevin Sherlock). Pictured ...
    Imagecomment     Black and white group photograph of seven members of Niagara Hockey team (many firemen among them) wearing hockey uniforms with letter "N" and skates. There are three men in civilian ...
  • 100th anniversary of Niagara Fire Department
    ImageText       "Panoram photo No 1283 [...?] Hamilton"
    ImageText     "Panoram photo No 1283 [...?] Hamilton"
  • 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"
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum


Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Hall Museum