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Pump, water

Details

Artifact no.
1996.0404.001
Model
HOK 1
Manufacturer
Canadian Johnson Motor Co. Ltd.
Manufacturer Location
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Manufactured Date
Circa 1940 - 1949
Context Function
USED TO PUMP WATER TO FIGHT FOREST FIRES.
Context Technical
THIS UNIT WAS THE 1ST PORTABLE CENTRIFUGAL FOREST-FIRE PUMP PRODUCED COMMERCIALLY. IT WAS INVENTED BY MR. J. TREMBLAY, A FIRE-CHIEF & DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC SAFETY FOR MONTREAL. IT COULD BE PLACED DIRECTLY INTHE WATER SUPPLY. INCLUDES A SECONDARY PUMP FOR PRIMING. IT CAN BE SEPARATED IN 2 PIECES FOR PORTAGE.
Context Canada
DEVELOPED IN CANADA. CANADA HAS BEEN A WORLD LEADER IN THE DEVELOPMENT & TESTING OF FIRE-FIGHTING EQUIPMENT, THE FEDERAL FORESTRY SERVICE, OF WHICH PNFI WAS THE KEYSTONE ESTABLISHMENT, HAD PLAYED AN ESSENTIAL ROLE IN ESTABLISHING SPECIFICATIONS AND TESTING THE VARIOUS COMPONENTS OF THE TECHNOLOGY [REF 2]
Description
METAL: ALUMINUM, BRASS; SYNTHETIC
Number of Parts
1
Serial Number
1450
Artifact Finish
PAINTED GLOSS SILVER OR UNFINISHED
Artifact Markings
MOLDED ON FRONT PLATE: 'JOHNSON TREMBLAY FIRE PUMP/ HKO1/ 1450'/ SCRATCHED ON PLATE: 'KD'/ ON HANDLE: 'JOHNSON'/ SCRATHCHED ON METAL TAG; '110/ LBS'/ HANDPAINTED ON GAS TANK: 'NO 3'/ PARTIAL DECAL LEFT ON GAS TANK WITH INSTRUCTIONS
Artifact Missing
STARTING ROPE From CA of 06/29/1999 by Tony Missio: No - appears complete
Group 1
Forestry
Category 1
Fire fighting
Subcategory 1
Suppression
Group 2
Fire Fighting
Category 2
Extinguishers
Material
metal->aluminum;metal->brass;synthetic
Length
71.0 cm
Width
40.0 cm