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Log Book for Engine Co. 2, City of New York, July 30, 1901 - November 16, 1901.

New York 1901 14 x 18.5, quarter leather, 500 pp. Covers very well worn, soiled, spotted, leather scraped/scuffed, corners bumped and very worn, spine cocked and lacking spine cover, pages have light soiling, spotting, toning, occasional small tear. Company roll is pasted inside front cover, the captain was Peter Hanlon. Basic log entries: house watch, roll call, inspection, water shutoffs, street closings, hydrants out of service, issuing kerosene oil licenses, blacksmith taking horses to be shod, equipment repair, checking steam pressure on the boiler. The fire alarms are referred to by telegraph station numbers, i.e., 193, address is almost never listed, and no details of the fire. Couple of entries about a fireman detached to the performance at the Metropolitan Opera House, name of performance is not listed. The most detailed entry is from August 10th, transcription of a phone conversation from Chief Burns to the Commanding Officer of Eng. Co. 2. "A colored man has been collecting money from firemen under pretense saying it is for the purpose of the Orphans Colored Church. . . He is an imposter if he calls have him arrested . . ." Engine Company 2 was disbanded on November 25, 1972 after 107 years of service.


Book Id: 98-1228

Price: $250.00

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