Steam pumper

Object Number: 
Z.281
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7 1/2 x 15 x 4 in. ( 19 x 38.1 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron steam pumper with pipes connecting boiler to front of apparatus, drawn by team of two horses; blue and black boiler with red top and yellow trim; black platform; brass pipes and attachments; red valves and hook; white horses with black hooves and harness, red band across middle; red wheels.
Gallery Label: 
This pumper is listed as "Mechanical steam fire engine with striking bell" in The George Brown Toy Sketchbook.
Bibliography: 
Edith F. Barenholtz, ed., The George Brown Toy Sketchbook (Princeton, NJ: The Pyne Press, 1971).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group