1860's-70's Hand Fire Engine (Hand Tub) CHAMPION Name Plate from West Swanzey NH
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1860's-70's Hand Fire Engine (Hand Tub) CHAMPION Name Plate from West Swanzey NH

Code: fdb00019

$1,275.00

Product Description

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ARTIFACT: This is a 1860's-70's Hand Fire Engine (Hand Tub) CHAMPION Name Plate from West Swanzey NH.

According to the Handtub Database at Handtub Junction, USA (www.handtubs.com), The Hand Tub CHAMPION started life in 1853 as the Hand Fire Engine "DEFIANCE #4", engine #473 built by the Hunneman co. of Norwell, MA. And delivered to Rockland, ME. Some time in the following decades it was sold to the West Swanzey, NH Fire Department and renamed CHAMPION. It was later donated to the S.P.N.E.A. (Society for the Preservation of New England Antiquities) and stored at Jacobs Farm, Norwell, MA. It was sold at auction by the Society in the early 1990s, and its current location is unknown. 

VINTAGE: Circa 1860's-70's

SIZE: Approximately 28" x 2-1/2"

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Front: Wood & Metal Back: Wood painted red & white

ATTACHMENT: Holes

MARKINGS: N/A

ITEM NOTES: This is from a New Hampshire Fire & Rescue collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VAGM90 LABGEX04/19

CONDITION: 7+(Very Fine): Wonderful ancient crusty surface: heavily yellowed white background with red border. 

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.