10/12/11 233 W, 1 I - + 5 - 4 Wilmington Engine 4 in Action, Circa 1910

Seen for sale on eBay, here's a colorized postcard showing a circa 1910 photo of the Wilmington Fire Department in action. That is, demonstrating its capabilities. What's the make and model of that steamer? Let me think on that one. Wilmington operated eight of them, over the course of their history.

As for context, here's a Sanborn Insurance Map summary of the department in 1915, as compiled for my Then & Now series of some years ago:


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