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Firelog - Engine Co. 45 log from January 5, 1889 - April 15, 1889
New York: New York Fire Department. Good. 1889. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by All Authors. Hardcover. A unique collectible and historical piece of Americana in Good condition. While the leather surface on the spine is eroded and the boards are rubbed and bumped along the edges, the unrestored binding itself is firm and tight and the condition of all 500 (none missing) pages is exceptional, none is loose, very clean appearance throughout, except the occasional fingerprinting or ink smudging from actually compiling the log. In the original marbled end-papers with the original sticker of Maverick & Wissinger, provider of stationery and the blank log book; The handwritten log of Brooklyn's Engine Company 45 from January 5, 1889 - April 15, 1889. An account of exceptional detail of the whereabouts of firemen, alarms and events, repairs and feeding of horses. Often with multiple entries per hour, 500 pages full of entries create a most authentic picture of the occurrences in the Fire Department. Includes names, residences, designations, and signatures of the various fire men. Engine Company 45 (The Bronx) started out as Chemical Engine 3 on January 1, 1874. It was later reorganized to Engine 45 on April 23, 1879.On January 1, 1898, the Cities of New York with the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, parts of Queens County and Staten Island merged into the Greater City of New York. The Brooklyn Fire Department became part of the FDNY on January 28, 1898 with the companies being renumbered on October 1, 1899 .
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