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hand pumped fire engine in action

I'm polishing early chapters of "Smoky Days and Sleepless Nights", my history of the Albion Fire Department, and there are numerous mentions made of Albion's first, hand-pumped fire engine. I thought you all might want to see what those engines looked like in operation, so I found this online:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXnwiq8Rs_g

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ozma914
Nov. 5th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
Exactly right -- fuel power is so much better than back power!
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ozma914
Nov. 5th, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
You need to have strong arms and a strong back!
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