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Model hand pump fire fighting cart

Object Number: 
1937.485
Date: 
1874
Medium: 
Iron, tin, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 10 x 12 x 6 1/4 in. ( 25.4 x 30.5 x 15.9 cm )
Marks: 
stencilled: between two lines of scrollwork, on each side of pumper: "EXCELSIOR"
Description: 
Tinned sheet iron hand water pumper consisting of blue frame with brown border; frame includes hinged storage cisterns at each end and red end-stroke pump handles with gold knobs; plain wheels with spokes forming floral pattern.
Gallery Label: 
This object was once part of the folk art collection of Elie Nadelman (1882-1946), the avant-garde sculptor. From 1924 to 1934, Nadelman's collection was displayed in his Museum of Folk Arts, located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx. The Historical Society purchased Nadelman's entire collection in 1937.
Credit Line: 
Purchased from Elie Nadelman
Provenance: 
The Folk Art Collection of Elie Nadelman
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group