This is a model of a steam fire engine manufactured by the Ahrens Manufacturing Company in the 1870s. Even though it’s tiny, this model actually worked. It could throw a small stream of water!
Now open: “Always Ready: Fighting Fire in the 19th Century,” a small case on our first floor.
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