T.J Coolidge Steam Pumper

Amoskeag Manufacturing Company1874

The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages

The Long Island Museum of American Art, History, & Carriages
Stony Brook, United States

This Amoskeag steam pumper, the T.J. Coolidge, was originally built for the New Orleans Fire Department. As this pumper weighs 9240 pounds and is almost ten feet tall, it proved to be too large and awkward for the city’s narrow streets. The T.J. Coolidge was returned to the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, where it was kept for the protection of that company, and for the protection of the city of Manchester, New Hampshire. The pumper is named after Thomas Coolidge, President of the Board of Directors of the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company.


  • Title: T.J Coolidge Steam Pumper
  • Creator: Amoskeag Manufacturing Company
  • Date Created: 1874
  • Location: Manchester, New Hampshire, United States
  • Physical Dimensions: 115"h x 79"w x 170"l
  • Provenance: Museum Purchase, 1960
  • Subject Keywords: Steam pumper, steam pumper, T.J. Coolidge, Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, New Orleans, Manchester, New Hampshire, fire fighting vehicle, horse-drawn vehicle
  • Type: horse-drawn steam pumper
  • Medium: metal, wood, paint

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