Testing stream from motor fire engines (LOC)

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Testing stream from motor fire engines

[1913 Sept. 3]

1 negative : glass ; 5 x 7 in. or smaller.

Title from data provided by the Bain News Service on the negative. Date from similar Bain negatives: LC-B2-1815-12 and LC-B2-1815-15.
Photo shows competition of motor pumper engines held by the International Association of Fire Engineers, New York City, Sept. 3, 1913. Pumper engines drew water from the Hudson River. (Source: Flickr Commons project, 2009)
Forms part of: George Grantham Bain Collection (Library of Congress).

Format: Glass negatives.

Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

General information about the Bain Collection is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.ggbain

Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ggbain.14133

Call Number: LC-B2- 2815-10


Owner: The Library of Congress
Source: Flickr Commons
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    • 29/Nov/2009 16:26:15

    Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Photos from 1910-1920, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

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    In Memoriam: Wystan

    • 02/Dec/2009 01:40:12

    LOC: Bain's caption says "engines," not "engine."

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    Kilted Cowboy

    • 05/Dec/2009 00:33:30

    the testing and coverage of these engines may be related to the famous triangle shirt factory fire and the terrible deaths, from 1911 www.law.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/triangle/triang...

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    • 05/Dec/2009 06:01:17

    In 1913, the International Association of Fire Engineers (now the International Association of Fire Chiefs) held their 41st annual conference in New York City. One component of the event was a competition for the newly developed motorized pumper. On September 3 at 6:30 a.m., the 12-hour pump test began with 11 pieces of apparatus competing. A length of hard suction hose was used by each engine to draft water from the Hudson River. Overall performance of the equipment was determined by using a point system. The motor had to remaining running during the complete 12-hour test period. Apparatus from the following companies began the event. Ahrens-Fox American LaFrance - Two units Knox Luietweiler Nott - Two units Robinson - Two units Seagrave Waterous Eight of the engines completed the test. The Luietweiler, one Nott and one Robinson failed. The Ahrens-Fox earned the highest score. In addition to this information, I have added notes to the other photos in this grouping. In this photo: You can just make out one of the Nott pumpers behind the people.