Red Wheel from a Stream Powered Fire Engine C.1880 From Victoria   C-MJ

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This is a great piece of BC history!

An antique red wheel from a Stream Powered Fire Engine. From Victoria BC. They’re called “Steam Pumpers” and this wheel is off one of the first fire engine that Victoria used to fight fires. This would have be roughly circa 1870-1880. It was removed from service in 1910.
Only 1 of the 8 that Victoria owned is still in tact. The others were eventually scrapped after inevitably breaking down or being rendered obsolete. The Double spoke wheel style suggests that it was one of the largest on the fleet – the fire engine probably weighed over 5 tonnes.

26″ diameter x 4″ deep

$1450

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