John Ericsson 1828 Steam Fire Engine
John Ericsson 1828 steam driven fire engine
A bas relief plaque on the John Ericsson monument in NYC’s Battery Park. (July 17, 2017)
Other plaques show the USS Monitor, USS Princeton, his other inventions
From Ref #2 below “…Their steam-powered fire engine gained notoriety while fighting the “Argyll Rooms fire” in London, on a cold February night (in 1830), by outlasting all other fire engines on the scene by five hours.”
"... the first steam-powered fire engine, built in 1828. The London Fire Brigade rejected the invention as impractical, favoring their tried but largely ineffective hand-operated machinery.
3. Illustration of Ericsson's steam driven fire engine
4. History of steam driven fire engines -
< Popular Science Monthly | Volume 47 | August 1895
(scroll down to August, then down to the 5th article. A good history of resistance by the vollies of the day to the intro of something new.
Picture added on 21 July 2017 at 11:12