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March 27th Special Days - Featuring Steam Fire Engine Freebies!

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, March 27, 2024 | 0 comments
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Image: Vintage Steam Fire Engine, by WikimediaImages on Pixabay

Image: History of the American Steam Fire-Engine | Hardcover | by William T. King (Author) | Publisher: Palala Press (September 3, 2015)
New Haven Firefighters
March 27th is... Steam Fire Engine Birthday (1841), National Joe Day, National Spanish Paella Day, Quirky Country Music Song Titles Day, Corkscrew Birthday (1860), Viagra Day (1998), Urinal Birthday (1866), Celebrate Exchange Day (1911), International Scribble Day, World Theatre Day, National Baked Ham with Pineapple Day, Kite Flying Day, Photography Day, Education and Sharing Day, American Diabetes Alert Day, International Whisk(e)y Day, Myanmar Resistance Day, National Cleavage Day, Muslim Women's Day, Mariah Day

PLUS - interesting books and free printables, recipes, crafts, activities, and coloring pages.

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Image: Those Magnificent Old Steam Fire Engines (Fire Service History Series) | Hardcover: 303 pages | by W. Fred Conway (Author). Publisher: Squire Boone Village (August 1, 1996)Steam Fire Engine Birthday
-- The steam fire engine was first invented in 1829 by John Braithwaite, a partner in the engineering firm Brathwaite and Ericsson of London. This steamer was equipped with a boiler and two direct-acting steam pumps mounted on wheels and drawn by horses. Although the steamers were not initially popular due to their lack of power, Shand, Mason, and Co. became the first British fire appliance maker to manufacture a successful steam pumper in 1858. Following this, there were rapid developments, and improved engines were created that could pump at 200 strokes per minute, which was far quicker than the fastest manual engine could pump.

Read: Those Magnificent Old Steam Fire Engines
-- Invented out of desperation in the early 1850s when volunteer firemen with hand-operated engines could not or would not control fires, steam fire engines soon revolutionized firefighting worldwide. This book recounts the determined efforts of the inventors, who worked in secrecy after receiving death threats from volunteer firemen who feared they and their hand engines would be replaced. This book contains fascinating stories of steamers in action fighting fires. The operation of the steam fire engine is explained in easy-to-understand terms.

Image: A Scroll Saw Woodworking Plan To Build A Steam Fire Engine Model Project, by WoodworkersWorkshopSteam Fire Engine woodworking plans
-- Right after Horse-drawn fire machines. A handsome 1870s vintage fire truck inspired by the Amoskeag Company's self-powered firefighting apparatus. It is from an era after horse-drawn wagons and before gasoline engines. A chain drive from the steam pump turned the rear wheels. It features working steering, toolboxes, lanterns, and a drive chain. Patterns are included for the display base and plaque text. A copy of an original maintenance checklist from early fire engines is included.

Image: Steam Fire Engine Patent - 11x14 Unframed Patent Print - Makes a Great Gift Under $15 for Firemen and Fire FightersSteam Fire Engine Patent
-- 11x14 Unframed Patent Print - Makes a Great Gift Under $15 for Firemen and Fire Fighters

🚒 Steam Fire Engine Coloring and Activity Books

Image: New Haven Firefighters | Kindle Edition | by Box 22 Associates (Author). Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (January 19, 2005)
New Haven Firefighters

Amazon Freebies:

🚒 Read Steam Fire Engine ebooks for free with a Free Trial of Kindle Unlimited

🚒 Free Steam Fire Engine apps

🚒 Listen to Steam Fire Engine LPs with a Free Trial of Amazon Music Unlimited

Image: The Steam Fire Engine and the Old-time Fire Bell | Kindle Edition | by Anonymous (Author) | Publisher: Good Press (November 5, 2021)
The Steam Fire Engine and
the Old-time Fire Bell

Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

🚒 The Project Gutenberg eBook of The Steam Fire Engine and the Old-time Fire Bell, by Anonymous

🚒 Two Fun Free Fire Truck Printables

🚒 242 Steam Fire Engines Premium High-Res Photos

🚒 A Simple Soda Can Steam Engine

🚒 History of the American Steam Fire-engine | Online ebook

🚒 Steam Fire Engine Patent

🚒 Handbook For American Fire Engine Company Steam Engines

🚒 The History of Steam Fire Engines in North Carolina

🚒 SAGA OF THE STEAMER - Fire Engineering

Image: Iron Empires: Robber Barons, Railroads, and the Making of Modern America | Kindle Edition | by Michael A. Hiltzik (Author). Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; Illustrated Edition (August 11, 2020)
Iron Empires

More Free Printables, Coloring Pages, Activities, and Crafts:

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🚂 October 9th Special Days - Featuring Fire Safety Freebies!

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