Stormlizard

Stormlizard

Posted on 01/09/2013


Photo taken on October  5, 2008


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Steam Pump fire engine

Steam Pump fire engine
The Ichihara Sokutō Shokikai Seisakusho (Ichihara Factory for Pumps and Various Appliances) was located in the Kakigara-chō area of Tokyo. Early products included a two-wheeled portable hand-powered pump that could be pulled to the scence of a fire by several men. The company's built its first horse-drawn steam fire engine in 1899.

Photographed in Matsumot 10 05 2008

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Mickey fez
Mickey fez
AHH of course I remember the old engines being interested in all things mechanical
4 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Yes Mickey, me too. This one was made around 1899 in Tokyo.
4 years ago.
Tanuki
Tanuki
Very nice piece of Engineering history.
4 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Yes Alan.
4 years ago.