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Model: hand-pulled Empire firehose reel

Object Number: 
1925.86
Date: 
1843-1870
Medium: 
Metal, wood, leather, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 23 x 9 1/2 in. ( 36.8 x 58.4 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted in white: on leather reel cover: "HOPE / 40 / HOSE" painted in black: on red painted sheet metal compartment in front: "ORGANIZED Oct. 27, 1843" painted in black: on red painted sheet metal compartment in back: "EMPIRE"
Description: 
Model of the horse-drawn hose carriage "Empire Hose No. 40"; red painted metal wheels and metal chassis support scrollwork reel mount; reel cover of black leather with "HOPE / 40 / HOSE" in white; three bells between two lanterns in front.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the heirs of Charles G. Moller, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group