Model of horse-drawn water tower

Object Number: 
1925.89ab
Date: 
ca. 1886
Medium: 
Wood, metal, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 1/2 x 24 x 7 1/2 in. ( 29.2 x 61 x 19 cm )
Marks: 
typewritten: on exhibition label found with object: "MODEL OF EARLY HORSE-DRAWN WATER TOWER / Type used c. 1886. New York Fire Department /. . ." painted: on side of bench: "S. M. Balser, / Maker. / N.Y. / N.Y. / '86"
Description: 
Model of a horse-drawn water tower; red painted metal wheels and chassis support wooden flatbed with metal water channel mounted at center, scope mounted at one corner, and three wooden steps at the back; full-width sheet metal bench in front, painted red with floral decoration and gong mounted on one side; extension tube for water channel on one side; wood and metal harness assembly.
Gallery Label: 
This model of a horse-drawn water tower represents a type used by the New York Fire Department around 1886.
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