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  • Bickle fire extinguisher
    Bickle fire extinguisher
    object       In 1935, Bickle brothers took over the production and sale of Seagrave fire apparatus in Canada and on 1 January 1936, the name of the company changed to Bickle-Seagrave Limited. This highly successful alliance allowed the company to supply fire departments with all types of apparatus and Bickle-Seagrave soon became ...
    object     In 1935, Bickle brothers took over the production and sale of Seagrave fire apparatus in Canada and on 1 January 1936, the name of the company changed to Bickle-Seagrave Limited. ...
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • FIRE OUT glass fire extinguisher
    FIRE OUT glass fire extinguisher
    object       For fireFIRE OUTAutomatic fire protectionThrow at base of flameIf absent or asleep, Fire Extinguisher works automatically at 125 °F.Automatic Fireout Extinguisher Co.179 Parliament Street, Toronto
    object     For fireFIRE OUTAutomatic fire protectionThrow at base of flameIf absent or asleep, Fire Extinguisher works automatically at 125 °F.Automatic Fireout Extinguisher Co.179 Parliament Street, Toronto
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  • Vintage Guardian pump tank
    Vintage Guardian pump tank
    object       TEST FREQUENTLY BY OPERATING PUMP AND DIRECTING STREAM INTO TANK. IF PISTON IS DRY USE A FEW DROPS OF OIL.NOTICE-FOR USE IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES FILL EXTINGUISHER WITH 5 GALLONS OF SOLUTION CONTAINING SUFFICIENT INSURANCE FIRST AID TO GIVE REQUIRED SPECIFIC GRAVITY TO ASSURE DESIRED FREEZING POINT.2.0 POUNDS OF INSURANCE FIRST ...
    object     TEST FREQUENTLY BY OPERATING PUMP AND DIRECTING STREAM INTO TANK. IF PISTON IS DRY USE A FEW DROPS OF OIL.NOTICE-FOR USE IN FREEZING TEMPERATURES FILL EXTINGUISHER WITH 5 GALLONS OF ...
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  • Shur-Spray glass fire extinguisher
    Shur-Spray glass fire extinguisher
    object       "Shur-Spray"The Automatic Chemical SprinklerShurline International Patents pendingDirections for refillingPlace a funnel in the air tube and pour one gallon of SHUR-SPRAY chemical only.Back of set screw in fuse arm and draw the arms together. Place cap in position over the end of tube, making sure that the composition washer is ...
    object     "Shur-Spray"The Automatic Chemical SprinklerShurline International Patents pendingDirections for refillingPlace a funnel in the air tube and pour one gallon of SHUR-SPRAY chemical only.Back of set screw in fuse arm and ...
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  • Fire leather buckets
    Fire leather buckets
    object  1800s,     The black leather buckets, each with "N.F.D." [Niagara Fire Department] and numbers "15" and "20" painted in white. The bucket is narrower at the bottom (17 cm diameter ) and wider at the top (24 cm diameter)."Old fire bucket found in the stone house built by Monroe. Monroe rang the ...
    object  1800s,   The black leather buckets, each with "N.F.D." [Niagara Fire Department] and numbers "15" and "20" painted in white. The bucket is narrower at the bottom (17 cm diameter ) and ...
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  • Fire Insurance Plaque
    Fire Insurance Plaque
    objecttext  1836,     "By the 1830's, three Niagara insurance companies had each hired six to eight firefighters. Insured houses had plaques over their front doors, so firefighters would know which company insured which house. They could only fight fires where their employers held the insurance. Three of these plaques can still be seen ...
    objecttext  1836,   "By the 1830's, three Niagara insurance companies had each hired six to eight firefighters. Insured houses had plaques over their front doors, so firefighters would know which company insured which ...
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  • Honorary members of Niagara Fire Department 1912-2003
    Honorary members of Niagara Fire Department 1912-2003
    objecttext       "Donated by Rolly's Jewellers"
    objecttext     "Donated by Rolly's Jewellers"
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  • Honorary members of Niagara Fire Department 2006-2011
    Honorary members of Niagara Fire Department 2006-2011
    objecttext       Wooden plaque with names of honorary members of Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Department (between 2003 and 2011) engraved on metal tags with room left for more names. It has a casted metal image of firefighters working together on the job with engraving "The Bravest".Names on the plaque:S. SHERLOCK 2006, G. HUNTER 1975-2006, ...
    objecttext     Wooden plaque with names of honorary members of Niagara-on-the-Lake Fire Department (between 2003 and 2011) engraved on metal tags with room left for more names. It has a casted metal ...
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • Niagara Fire Department Leather Helmet
    Niagara Fire Department Leather Helmet
    object       Black leather fire helmet with metal firefighter finial. It consists of eight sections of hardened leather with brim narrow on sides and a large rear tail. Front shield with initials: NFD - Niagara Fire Department. Probably late 1800s.Height with finial: 24 cm and without: 18 cm.
    object     Black leather fire helmet with metal firefighter finial. It consists of eight sections of hardened leather with brim narrow on sides and a large rear tail. Front shield with initials: ...
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  • Fire alarm box
    Fire alarm box
    object       In 1895, the Bell Telephone of Canada was required to spin off its manufacturing arm to build phones for sale to other companies, as well as other devices such as fire alarm boxes, police street call boxes, and fire department call equipment. This company was incorporated as the Northern Electric ...
    object     In 1895, the Bell Telephone of Canada was required to spin off its manufacturing arm to build phones for sale to other companies, as well as other devices such as ...
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  • Fire hose nozzles
    Fire hose nozzles
    object       Antique brass/copper fire hose nozzles. Show a sign of use at the top.
    object     Antique brass/copper fire hose nozzles. Show a sign of use at the top.
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • Bickle and Liberty dry powder fire extinguishers
    Bickle and Liberty dry powder fire extinguishers
    object       Liberty Fire Extinguisher:"Hang on a strong hookLiberty Fire ExtinguisherTrade-mark registered in US and Canadian patent officesThe original dry chemical guaranteed to retain its full strength until used and never to cake or deteriorate with age.Non freezing and non poison.Established 1898Beware of imitationsDirections:Pull down quickly thus removing cap, holding tube firmly. ...
    object     Liberty Fire Extinguisher:"Hang on a strong hookLiberty Fire ExtinguisherTrade-mark registered in US and Canadian patent officesThe original dry chemical guaranteed to retain its full strength until used and never to ...
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • Pyrene hand fire extinguisher
    Pyrene hand fire extinguisher
    object       "H.E.P.C.Pyrene hand fire extinguisherUnderwriters' Laboratories of Canada inspected.833 imperial (one U.S.) quartClass B-2. C-2. No.93739 CThis extinguisher may be used on electrical firesTo operate turn handle to leftWork like a pump
    object     "H.E.P.C.Pyrene hand fire extinguisherUnderwriters' Laboratories of Canada inspected.833 imperial (one U.S.) quartClass B-2. C-2. No.93739 CThis extinguisher may be used on electrical firesTo operate turn handle to leftWork like a ...
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • Stop-Fire fire extinguisher
    Stop-Fire fire extinguisher
    object       Handheld brass/copper 2 1/2 quart fire extinguisher produced by Stop-Fire, Inc., New Brunswick, N.J. with "Redi-grip" and pistol grip pump handle. Model AC-24, originally filled with Carbontetrachloride pressurized with dry air or nitrogen.Probably made in the 1950's.
    object     Handheld brass/copper 2 1/2 quart fire extinguisher produced by Stop-Fire, Inc., New Brunswick, N.J. with "Redi-grip" and pistol grip pump handle. Model AC-24, originally filled with Carbontetrachloride pressurized with dry ...
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  • Antique Indian backpack fire extinguisher
    Antique Indian backpack fire extinguisher
    object  circa 1930s,     Indian Fire Pump was designed and manufactured by D.B. Smith Company of Utica and is still used today.
    object  circa 1930s,   Indian Fire Pump was designed and manufactured by D.B. Smith Company of Utica and is still used today.
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • Bucket cart
    Bucket cart
    object  1800s,     Hand-drawn, wooden bucket cart with two wheels and a storage box for carrying buckets."This cart was used in early 1800 to carry the leather buckets to the fire scene. These buckets were the backbone of the early fire brigades."N.F.D.
    object  1800s,   Hand-drawn, wooden bucket cart with two wheels and a storage box for carrying buckets."This cart was used in early 1800 to carry the leather buckets to the fire scene. These ...
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • Water wagon
    Water wagon
    object  1834,     In 1834, the fire department purchased a new ten-man hand-operated pumper known as the "Man Killer," as well as a horse drawn wagon to carry axes, a horse-drawn ladder wagon, a hand-operated pump with leather hose, and a water wagon.
    object  1834,   In 1834, the fire department purchased a new ten-man hand-operated pumper known as the "Man Killer," as well as a horse drawn wagon to carry axes, a horse-drawn ladder wagon, ...
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • Hose reel
    Hose reel
    object  1900,     Hand-drawn hose cart with two big wheels, a hose and nozzles. Wood/metal.The hose reel was pulled to the fire scene by 4 to 6 men, and the hose was unrolled from the fire to the source of water. The reel was first used in early 1900.N.F.D.
    object  1900,   Hand-drawn hose cart with two big wheels, a hose and nozzles. Wood/metal.The hose reel was pulled to the fire scene by 4 to 6 men, and the hose was unrolled ...
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • 1763 Pumper
    1763 Pumper
    object  1763,     Manually drawn fire pump with four wheels. It is made of wood and metal parts, painted red with exception for "1763" and "N.F.D." [Niagara Fire Department]. The wood wheels have wrought iron bands."This was the first rotary type fire pumper in Niagara on the Lake. It was turned by four ...
    object  1763,   Manually drawn fire pump with four wheels. It is made of wood and metal parts, painted red with exception for "1763" and "N.F.D." [Niagara Fire Department]. The wood wheels have ...
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
  • 1834 Pumper
    1834 Pumper
    object  1834,     The Niagara Fire Department purchased this early apparatus in 1834. This hand pump engine was probably one of the first hand pumpers built by James Smith of New York City. Between 1810 and the 1860s, Smith manufactured close to 500 hand pumpers.
    object  1834,   The Niagara Fire Department purchased this early apparatus in 1834. This hand pump engine was probably one of the first hand pumpers built by James Smith of New York City. ...
    Niagara-on-the-Lake Public Library
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