Clayton, New York
NY. Silsby engine, purchased April
6, 1887, was # 873, a 5th. size engine built to be hand drawn.
The engine, named "Calumet", was purchased for $4,500
which was donated by then tobacco magnate, Charles G. Emery, and
owner of Calumet Island. The old engine is presently in the "Day
Museum" in Dunellen, NJ.
Many, but not all Silsby engines had
a decorative nickel jacket covering the iron boiler. This is an
example of one without the jacket.
Interesting old photo of the
Clayton NY Steamer pumping from a dry hydrant on Riverside Drive
during a July 11th., 1985 fire which destroyed whole blocks in
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