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Model of hand engine

Object Number: 
1920.34ab
Date: 
1840
Medium: 
Tin, other metal, wood, paint, leather, cord
Dimensions: 
Overall: 12 x 22 x 7 in. ( 30.5 x 55.9 x 17.8 cm )
Marks: 
painted in gold: on either side of pump chamber: "5" painted in black: on front of frame: "1840" relief: on brass plate mounted on front of body: "E PLURIBUS UNUM"
Description: 
Model of a hand-drawn, hand-powered fire engine used by the New York Volunteer Fire Department; green and red painted metal wheels and frame support tin body painted red and black with gold trim; oval brass plate with "E PLURIBUS UNUM" in relief above eagle with spread wings mounted on front, brass lion mask mounted on back, and "5" painted in gold on either side of pump chamber; cord wound on two horizontal spools in front and threaded through loops in T-shaped metal handle at end of tongue.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Samuel T. Gilford
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group