Monday, July 13, 2009

Picture Box

The Little Giant Fire Company of Washington, Pa., featured the "Little Giant," state-of-the-art equipment in 1885. Shown with it are Jim Curran, left, Jim Harter and Pat Curran. The steam-powered pumper may have been a great advance from the bucket brigade, but at the time many of the city's building were still made of wood, and often whole blocks would go up in flames.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seeing that guy in the middle, I understand why they went with steam power.