Title The Gloucester Fire Department. Its History and Work from 1793 to 1893. The Old Machines, Fire Clubs, Hand Engines, Steamers, etc., etc., and the Part Each Performed in Fighting Fires, with a Record of Fires from 1656 to 1893.
Binding Hard Cover
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Edition First Edition
Publisher Procter Brothers 1892
Seller ID 2070466
First edition. Front hinge just starting. 1892 Hard Cover. viii, 275 pp. 8vo. Blind-stamped cloth, gilt titles. Three pages of tables follow text. Photographic frontispiece of chief engineer Charles S. Marchant, photographic portraits and several illustrations of early fire trucks (including the Silsby). A one-hundred year account of firefighting in Gloucester, Massachusetts, detailing fire laws and regulations, clubs and departments, historical records of fires, descriptions of various types of firefighting equipment and its use throughout history, development of firefighting technologies, etc.