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|NEW ! 1872 Fred J. Miller Illustrated Cataloge NEW !|
Reprint of an 1872 Fred J Miller Illustrated Cataloge of Fire Apparatus and
Fire Department Supplies of every description.
30 pages of fire appartus and equipment from the era.
|NEW! Badges of America's Heroes - A Pictorial Guide to Badges of America's Firefighters|
|1878 Rumsey & Company Fire Engine Catalog Reprint|
A wonderful reprint of Rumsey &
Company's 1878 fire engine catalog. Hose reels, Hose carriages, ladder
wagons and of course theeir several differnt styles of hand fire engines.
Also has other firefighting equipment from the day. A must for the
8 1/2" x 11" 19 pages
The Story of Eighty Five Engines
by Frank W. Turner
The Story of eighty-five engines is literally that. It
is a tabulation of 85 different hand engines that competed at musters from
the 1890s through 1912 when this book was published.
to read the introduction to the book and also see the
index of engines and a sample page. A must for every hand engine muster fans
library. Original copies of this book are very hard to find and very
expensive when you do find them. But now you can get the most important part
of the book, it's information! The original publication was 5 3/8" wide x 7"
high. It has been reprinted on 8 1/2" x 11" stock with 2 original pages to
one reprint page.
|Cairns & Brothers 1890s Fire Equipment Catalog Reprint|
|Cairns & Brothers 1937 Fire Equipment Catalog Reprint|
is a reprint of the 1937 Cairns & Brother catalog No. 29. Lots of great information on
helmets, badges, trumpets, clothing and much more. 48 pages
19.99 + 2.50 S&H
|1928 Wirt & Knox Mfg. Co. Catalog Reprint|
of the 1928 Wirt & Knox Mfg. Co. catalog No. A-28. Known for there excellent hose
reels, there are many more items in this reprint. They sold all kinds of firefighting
equipment. 61 pages
19.99 + 2.50 S&H
Encyclopedia of American Hand Fire Engines
The Encyclopedia lists of over 2000
hand fire engine alphabetically by name. It includes the manufacturers
name, date of construction, a brief history when available, size, current
location and more. In addition to the engine listing there is a hand
engine builder list, a glossary of hand engine terms and several pages of
information on several of Americas most noted hand engine manufacturers.
The many drawings, some from the pages of the maker's original catalog can
help anyone who may be in doubt who built their engine.
$23.99 + $4.00 S&H
of 1908 Lowell MA.
1999 HJUSA Hand Engine Journal
Now is your chance to own a reprint copy of one of the greatest pieces
of hand engine memorabilia "The Lowell Muster Book" Reprinted with wide
margins so you can make notes, the book is over 60 pages and has over 50
photographs of muster engines from the 1908 muster.
$16.00 + $4.00 S&H
all the results to the 1999 muster season along with photographs of the contestants and
much more. Sure to become a collector's item in the future get yours while the supply
Winders & Coffee Grinders
by Don Mason
|New England Class C Muster Association 15th Anniversary Book|
|This is a very informative little book on the out of the ordinary hand fire engine produced in the early 1800's. Learn about engine builders like Luther Holland of Belchertown, MA, Asshel Hubbard of Vermont to name just a few. Another must have for the serious handtub buff. 8 1/2" x 51/2", 24 pages||
This book has loads of info and muster results from the "little fellas". This book is sure to go the way of the 10th anniversary book which you can't find today. Get this one today, while they last. 8 1/2" x 11", 70 pages.
|New England States Veteran Fireman's League 75th Anniversary Book||
1983 Muster Program & Ad Book
|A book produced by then League Secretary Charles Mastin for the 75th anniversary of the league in 1965. No pictures but has a page on each organization then a member of the league. Also lots of muster tidbits. 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 56 pages.||
program book produced for a 1983 N.E. League muster held in Southborough, MA . Over 30
handtub and muster related photos. A short description of each engine pictured. Many ads
from the local area. Also includes a scorecard filled in with the day's results
Holloway Chemical Fire Engine Catalog Reprint
A reprint of an original Holloway Chemical Engine of Baltimore, MD catalog from 1881. Most of Holloway's chemical engine and ladder trucks from the era are pictured along with "standard equipment for each vehicle". 5 1/2" x 8 1/2", 16 pages.
|H.K. Barnes Catalog Reprint||
Great Chicago Fire
K. Barnes of Boston, Ma put out this catalog in 1895. Not as many items as the above 2
catalogs, but still lots of interesting reading. and a good reference to the
equipment of the turn of the century.
5 1/2" x 8 1/2" 26 pages
fire caught the Nation's imagination as did the fire which broke out in Chicago shortly
after 9:00 o'clock on Sunday evening Oct. 8, 1871. No other American city dates its
history as before or after "The Fire" the way Chicago does. This book documents
the fire in eyewitness accounts and 70 contemporary photographs and illustrations.
|The Antique American Steam Gauge|
Wooden Wheel Design & Contraction
The last half of the 19th century
marked a huge transition in the manufacture of wheels, from individual wheelwrighting
to industrial wheelmaking. This book is a compilation of articles on
wheelmaking taken from late 19th century journals published in America for
the carriage industry. The articles are divided into 10 sections; the first
is a long overview of wheelmaking technologies of the time, followed by
sections on the dishing of wheels, hubs, spokes, felloes and rims, tires,
rubber tires, patent wheels and wheel repair. Taken together, they give the
reader a full understanding of the fast-moving changes that were taking
place in the wheelmaking industry. This is a fascinating book, full of
detailed information valuable both to the general reader and the practicing
wheelwright. Produced by the Carriage Museum of America and Don
248 pages. 9" x 12" Profusely illustrated. Soft cover
$39.95 + $4.00 S&H
collectors who seek instruction on painting and decorating their vehicles
can do no better than to read this reprint of M.C. Hillick's book on the
subject. The book organized not unlike the structure of an
apprenticeship, is divided into 16 chapters: The Shop & Its Equipment;
Buying, Using, and Preserving Brushes; The Surfacing Stage of Painting;
Colors; The Application of Colors to Surfaces; Varnish, and the Marvelous
Thing About It; Depravities of Varnish; Striping & Its Purpose; Scroll
Painting; Lettering; Monograms; Painting and the Modern Business Wagon;
Repainting & Revarnishing Vehicles; A Practical Study of Materials; Painting
& Cutters and Sleighs; and Facts & Formulas from the Paint Shop Diary. The
book is full of beautiful ornaments, lettering and striping- all of great
help to the carriage, wagon or sleigh collector / restorer, the sign
painter, the graphic artist, or simply those who seek a unique and intimate
insight into the aesthetics of 29th and early 20th century material culture.
The Coach-Makers' Illustrated
A reprint of the 1875 Edition
This is the classic work on coach
building un all its branches, reprinted from the 1875 second edition.
included are sections on:
The reader will find this a wonderful reference on an early trade that is now enjoying a strong revival.
384 pages. Fully illustrated. 6" x 9". Soft cover.$34.95 + $3.00 S&H
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