04/21/12 87 W - + 5 - 5 Charlotte Reacquires Hand Engine

Neat videos out of Charlotte, where the fire department has reacquired an 1866 Jeffers hand engine (both hand-pulled and hand-powered) that originally served the Neptune Fire Company. It later served Newbury, MA, and is thus lettered for same.

By my research, at least 44 hand engines have been used in North Carolina. See the database, which is likely incomplete. Salem's two engines survive. Isn't Smithfield's hand engine still around as well? Raleigh had five engines through its history. Their dispositions remain unknown.


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