Model: hand-pulled Howard 34 manual fire pumper; Red Rover

Object Number: 
1925.50
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paint, leather, cord
Dimensions: 
Overall: 14 1/2 x 28 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. ( 36.8 x 73 x 24.1 cm )
Marks: 
painted in black: on either side of cylinder cover: "HOWARD / 34" painted in gold: on pump chamber: "RED ROVER / 34" typewritten: on exhibition label found with object: "Model of a Fire Engine from the Howard Engine Co. No. 34 / Howard Engine Co. No. 34
Description: 
Model of a hand-drawn, hand-powered fire engine used by the New York Volunteer Fire Department's Howard Engine Co. No. 34; gold and black painted wooden wheels and frame support red painted wooden body with molded panels and gold trim; "RED ROVER / 34" painted in gold on pump chamber and "HOWARD / 34" in black on gray leather covered cylinder; cord wound on two horizontal spools in front and threaded through loops in T-shaped metal handle at end of tongue.
Gallery Label: 
This model represents a hand engine used by the New York Volunteer Fire Department's Howard Engine Co. No. 34 around 1860. Howard Engine Co. No. 34 was organized in 1807 and disbanded in 1865.
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