Ball game appears on a fresco painting

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Internal-combustion engine now in fire trucks

Waterous Fire Engine Works created and introduced circa 1900, a fire truck that had an internal-combustable engine, that not only drove the truck, but also powered the water pumps.

Date: circa 1900
Location: St. Paul, MN, USA
Manufacturer: Waterous Fire Engine Works


Additional Information:

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