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This fire engine pumper is exemplary of the real pull-sized pumpers that existed in the early 1900's in Germany. The boiler has both a brass top, and a lower polished copper section. There is a water glass at the back to show the level of water inside the boiler. The pump is run by the steam engine. THe back hose seen in the foreground has a beautifully-detailed copper head with perforated holes to strain any "dirt" that would have existed in any local source of water (e.g. a lake or pond). This was the intake for the water, and it would have been passed on to a hose held by firemen that ant the water with a high pressure on to the actual fire.
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