Hose Cart of the Exempt Firemens Sons of Morrisania, N.Y.

Hose Cart of the Exempt Firemens Sons of Morrisania, N.Y.
Hose Cart of the Exempt Firemens Sons of Morrisania, N.Y.
Title
Hose Cart of the Exempt Firemens Sons of Morrisania, N.Y.
Date 
ca. 1875
Medium 
Mixed
Dimensions 
Overall: 89 x 142 x 56 in. ( 226.1 x 360.7 x 142.2 cm )
Description 
Hand-drawn hose cart. Organization labels painted on various parts of the cart.
Credit Line 
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. William Hoffmire and Miss Margaret Hoffmire
Object Number 
1949.175
Marks 
inscription: Exempt Firemens Sons of Morrisania inscription: Exempt Sons Association
Gallery Label 
This hose cart was used by the Exempt Firemens Sons of Morrisania, an old volunteer fire company in the Melrose district, now in the Bronx. They were affiliated with the Exempt Firemen of Morrisania, who were located in a fire house on 3rd Avenue near 147th Steet (still standing). The exempt Sons Association, incoroprated in 1907, was disbanded in 1940. The hose cart was paraded in the Bronx Borough Day celebration in 1927.
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Creative: Tronvig Group