Firehouse | steam pumper:Fire Engine House

Ives, Blakeslee & Williamsca. 1893

The Strong National Museum of Play

The Strong National Museum of Play
Rochester , United States

The well-known toy company of Ives, Blakeslee, and Williams produced this cast-iron firehouse around 1893. The toy's mechanical action emphasized the speed with which real fire fighters responded to fires. When the wind-up mechanism behind the double doors engages, the toy sounds the bell, the doors unlatch and swing open, and the horse-drawn pumper wagon rolls out of the firehouse.


  • Title: Firehouse | steam pumper:Fire Engine House
  • Creator: Ives, Blakeslee & Williams
  • Date Created: ca. 1893, ca. 1893
  • Location: Bridgeport, CT, Bridgeport, CT
  • Subject Keywords: fire fighting, fire fighting
  • Type: Mechanical Toys, Transportation Toys, Mechanical Toys, Transportation Toys
  • Medium: painted cast iron, steel, wood
  • Object ID: 77.3321, 77.3321

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