Remarks of Nathaniel Paine, at a Meeting of the Worcester Fire Society: January 2, 1899 Nathaniel Paine

ISBN: 9781331966203

Published: September 27th 2015

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Remarks of Nathaniel Paine, at a Meeting of the Worcester Fire Society: January 2, 1899 by Nathaniel Paine
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Excerpt from Remarks of Nathaniel Paine, at a Meeting of the Worcester Fire Society: January 2, 1899After some introductory remarks, in which certain facts were given in regard to early fire insurance companies in the United States, Mr. Paine said:MoreExcerpt from Remarks of Nathaniel Paine, at a Meeting of the Worcester Fire Society: January 2, 1899After some introductory remarks, in which certain facts were given in regard to early fire insurance companies in the United States, Mr. Paine said: -The facilities for extinguishing fires in the early days of this country, before the introduction of fire-engines, were of the crudest kind, -buckets and pails, and sometimes ladders for reaching the second stories of houses and stores, were about the extent of the apparatus- although in some of the towns a long pole with a large swab at the end was also used.

This was to be dipped into water and applied where it would seem to do the most good.In other places the law required householders to have barrels filled with water near their houses- and in case of an alarm of fire they were expected to fill their buckets before starting, so that on their arrival at the building in danger they would be prepared to render immediate assistance.

Carpenters too were required to take their axes in case of an alarm of fire. There was a provision that if buckets or axes were lost at the fire the town was to make the loss good to the owners.It was customary to have the buckets marked with the owners name or initials, and sometimes they were decorated with a coat of arms or other ornamentation. It is not unlikely that there may now be in the possession of members of this society buckets that had been in use in the town long before our society was organized.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books.

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