Invented out of desperation in the early 1850's when volunteer firemen with hand operated engines could not or would not control fires, steam fire engines soon revolutionized firefighting throughout the world. This book recounts the determined efforts of the inventors, who worked in secrecy after receiving death threats from volunteer firemen who feared that they and their hand engines would be replaced. This book contains fascinating stories of steamers in action fighting fires. The operation of the steam fire engine is explained in easy-to-understand terms. Over 4,600 steamers are listed by manufacturer, year, size, serial number, and the cities they protected. Also listed are the survivors, with their locations. 220 pages, more than 250 photos and drawings, including a full color 11" x 17" pullout, hardcover
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Book Description Squire Boone Village, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0925165190
Book Description Squire Boone Village, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110925165190
Book Description Squire Boone Village, 1996. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0925165190