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'Darby Ram', Rotary Pump Model

'Darby Ram', Rotary Pump Model

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Model of an 18th-century rotary pump engine. The model represents the original 18th-century engine purchased by the Darby Fire Company No. 1 of Darby, Pennsylvania, on June 20, 1833, from a Philadelphia fire company. Similar engines were imported from England until the American Revolution gave impetus to domestic manufacturing of fire apparatus.
Currently not on view
Object Name
model, hand pumper
Date made
early 20th century
Physical Description
brass; steel; wood (overall material)
overall: 10 in x 18 in x 8 in; 25.4 cm x 45.72 cm x 20.32 cm
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Gift of CIGNA Museum and Art Collection
Fire Fighting
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Cultural and Community Life: Fire Fighting and Law Enforcement
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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