Brockway (PA) Brings Home First Fire Equipment

The Brockway Borough Council spent $400 to buy a hose cart in 1904 and has brought the equipment home, reports Courier Express.

The apparatus is a wooden cart that two firefighters would pull to the scene of a fire. It runs on two wood-spoke wheels and had a box for supplies, a place to roll up a hose, and may have once had a hand pump to pump water.

The Brockway Volunteer Hose Company, then called the Brockwayville Volunteer Hose Company, was founded on Jan. 16, 1904. The hose cart was repainted sometime in the 1970s, and various pieces were replaced to hold it together.

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