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Beavertown Fire Station: Man-hauled hose reel from the 1880s. Later it was towed by a Model T and went out of service in the late 1920s. Two men pulled it from the front and if needed two more pushed from the rear. When at the fire, the stand pipe (see image 7) was attached to a pipe line in the ground which in turn was connected to an articulated water supply, then the hose was run out to the fire. The brass branches, see hanging down at the rear of the reel in images 1 & 3, were attached to the end of the hoses. The reel was housed in the fire station in Alfred Street (see photograph in image 8), along with the steam engines known as the "Fire Queen" and "Fire King".
Reel, Hose -Beavertown Fire Station -Copyright Marlborough Museum - Marlborough Historical Society Inc

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Last modified on: December 19, 2014