Apr 14, 2009

Piece of Hanover fire history comes home

(YDR) - The Hanover Town Council decided in 1881 to buy a Silsby steam fire engine for $3,300.
Last Saturday, Hanover Borough Fire Commissioner James Roth managed to buy the original manual for the Silsby at auction for $452.
The manual, and several other pieces of Hanover fire service-related memorabilia, were up for bid in Porters Sideling during an auction of items from the estate of Vivian N. Reed, who died in January. Continued

Photo: Steam Fire Engine, York, PA (Library of Congress).