Model: horse-drawn fire pumper

Object Number: 
1941.407
Date: 
1875
Medium: 
Wood, metal, textile, glass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 27 1/2 x 16 3/4 x 59 1/2 in. ( 69.8 x 42.5 x 151.1 cm )
Marks: 
engraved: on a plaque on the pumping mechanism: "Cincinnati, Ohio, Mov. 5, 1875/Presented to Enoch G. Megrue, Esq./as a Testimonial of regard for/his efficiency as Chief of/Cincinnati Fire department." engraved: on a plaque on the carriage seat: "Harry D
Description: 
Presentation model of a fire pumper; brass and metal tank attached to a piston pumping mechanism in the center; pumping mechanism topped by a metal female figure and a glass and brass lantern with the number "3" etched on three sides; metal basket attached to the base of the tank and filled with wooden lumps of coal (101 pieces) and bundles of sticks (11 bundles); all on a red and yellow painted, four wheeled carriage with a harness and driver's seat in the front; two textile hoses on each side of the tank; metal plaque applied to the front of the pumping mechanism engraved, "CINCINNATI, OHIO NOVEMBER, 1875/ PRESENTED/ TO/ ENOCH G. MEGRUE, ESQ./ As a testimonial of respect for/ his efficiency as CHIEF of/ CINCINNATI FIRE DEPARTMENT." in script, roman and gothic letters; maker's name engraved on a second plaque.
Gallery Label: 
This fire engine model was presented to Enoch G. Megrue upon his retirement as second Fire Chief of the Cincinnati Fire Department, 1857-1878.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. Enoch G. Megrue
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group