Model of horse-drawn water tower
Wood, metal, paint
Overall: 11 1/2 x 24 x 7 1/2 in. ( 29.2 x 61 x 19 cm )
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"
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.
This model of a horse-drawn water tower represents a type used by the New York Fire Department around 1886.
Gift of the heirs of Charles G. Moller, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.