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  • History of Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Department
    ImageText       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 in the Market ...
    ImageText     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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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.
  • 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"
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 Insurance Plaque
    ObjectText       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.
    ObjectText     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." ...
  • Honorary members of Niagara Fire Department 1912-2003
    ObjectText       "Donated by Rolly's Jewellers"
    ObjectText     "Donated by Rolly's Jewellers"
  • Niagara Fire Department Leather Helmet
    Object       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.
    Object     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: ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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, ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
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