1906 Steamer

Prior to receiving the Truck of course the Steamer was the “Pumper”. The Steamer could discharge up to 1000 G.P.M. Upon receiving the Motor Truck they connected the Steamer to the Truck to respond to alarms. If it turned out to be a small fire they would use the on board soda acid water mixture the truck carried. If it was a larger fire they had the pumper (Steamer) right with them so they could pump a volume of pressurized water either connected up to a hydrant pumping, or drafting from the underground tanks along Dundas St.

It is believed that the last Steamer purchased for London was 1906.

January 1912

Answering the call

January 23rd, 1912|

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