Hose Wagon of the Exempt Firemens Sons of Morrisania, N.Y., ca. 1875

Object Number: 
ca. 1875
Overall: 89 x 142 x 56 in. ( 226.1 x 360.7 x 142.2 cm )
inscription: Exempt Firemens Sons of Morrisania inscription: Exempt Sons Association

Hand-drawn hose cart. Organization labels painted on various parts of the cart.

Gallery Label: 

This hose cart was used by the Exempt Firemens Sons of Morrisania, an old volunteer fire company in the Melrose district, now in the Bronx. They were affiliated with the Exempt Firemen of Morrisania, who were located in a fire house on 3rd Avenue near 147th Steet (still standing). The exempt Sons Association, incoroprated in 1907, was disbanded in 1940. The hose cart was paraded in the Bronx Borough Day celebration in 1927.

Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Hoffmire and Miss Margaret Hoffmire
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group