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Hand Engine Makers (American).

There were literally hundreds of  hand fire engine makers in America. Some only build one or two engines while some of the more well know makers build hundreds of engines over many decades of operation. What follows is an alphabetical list put together from different sources over my years of involvement in the subject. If you have any additional information that would update this list , please let me know and i will add it.

Name

Location

Dates of Operation

# of Engines
Agnew, John & Co. Philadelphia, PA

1820-1859

75

Ahrens Mfg. Co Cincinnati, OH

1851

 
Allen, J&L Newark, NJ

1852

1

American Acme Emogsville, PA

1858-

 
American Fire Engine Co. Seneca Falls, NY

1890-

 
American Hydraulic Windsor, VT

1828-1830's

 
Abbott & Downing Concord, NH    
Arnold, James Philadelphia, PA

1821

1

Baker & Watson Baltimore, MD

1845-1850

 
Baldwin Brothers Winona, MN

1900's

 
Baldwin, Laomi Groton, MA

1802-1803

2

Bates, Joel Philadelphia, PA

1827-1844

25

Bennett, Joseph Mayfield, NY

1895-

 
Betts, Harlan, & Hollingsworth Wilmington, DE

1840-1845

 
Bisbee, A Boston, MA

1836-

3

Briggs, Samuel Philadelphia, PA

1791-1796

2

Broome, Jacob New York, NY

1783-1785

3

Buckley & Merritt New York, NY

1875-1878

 
Button, L, & Co. Waterford, NY

1841-1857

 
Button, L, & Son Waterford, NY

1875-1890

 
Button & Blake Waterford, NY

1857-1875

 
Colby & Fitts New Boston, NH

1896-

 
Cooper, John Windsor, VT

1825-1826

 
Cooper, Phelps & Campbell Windsor, VT

1826-1828

 
Cowing & Seymour Seneca Falls, NY

1840-1847

 
Cowing & Company Seneca Falls, NY

1847-1875

50

Cowing & Gleason Seneca Falls, NY

1876-1877

 
Crockett, Leonard Portland, ME

1848 -1856

10

Daboll, Ezekiel Canaan, CT

1828-

 
Darts, S & Son Troy, NY

1850-

 
Davis, Silas & Son Baltimore, MD

1850-

 
Dearborn, Benjamin Portsmouth, NH

1789-

10

Delano, Tim & Durfee, James New Bedford, MA

1827-1830

 
Deming & Son Salem, OH

1890=19??

 
Dennison, John, N Newark, NJ

1858-

 
Douglas, W & B, Co. Middletown, CT

1832- 1888

50

Dousman, George Milwaukee, WI

1840-

 
Downs, Abel Seneca Falls, NY

1840-1844

 
Downs & Wheeler, J. Seneca Fall, NY

1844-1846

 
Downs, Mynderse & Co. Seneca Falls, NY

1846-1851

 
Downs & Co. Seneca Falls, NY

1851-1864

 
Downs & Co. Mfg, Co. Seneca Falls, NY

1864-1869

 
Durfee, William New Bedford, MA

1826-1827

 
Dyer & Richmond New Bedford, MA

1836

 
Faber, E & F Pittsburgh, PA

1837-1838

 
Farnam, D.L. Cinninnati, OH

1850-

 
Farnam, Dudley L. & F. Ranson Cinncinnati, OH

1847-

 
Fisher, Abraham Claremont, NH

1820

 
Fitts, George Athol. MA

1817-1819

2

Force, C.B. & Co, New York, NY

1841

 
Force & Sayre New York, NY

1821-

 
Forsaith, S. C. Manchester, NH

1877-

 
Frothingham, T & N Boston, MA

1803

1

Gardner, M.J. York, PA

1853-1855

 
Gibbs, Joel Philadelphia, PA

1827-1840

10

Gibbs & Gordon Epharata, PA

1867

 
Gibbs & Parnell Philadelphia, PA

1775-1786

 
Gibbs, Richard Philadelphia, PA

1775-1785

 
Gleason & Bailey Seneca Falls, NY

1863-1895

50

Godfrey, A. Boston, MA

1833

1

Goulds Manufacturing Co. Seneca Falls, NY

1848-1926

 
Hardenbrook, Abel New York, NY

1794-1802

15

Harland, Thomas Norwich, CT

1789

1

Hartshorne, Charles E. New York, NY

1860-1876

 
Hartwell, Abijah Fitchburg, MA

1825

2

Hill, J.S. Salem, MA

1830

1

Hinkley & Egery Bangor, ME    
Holland, Luther Belchertown, MA

1810-1825

25

Holroyd & Button Waterford, NY

1882-

 
Howard & Davis Boston, MA

1848-1860

50

Howe, B.J.C. Anderson, IN

1872-1908

 
Hubbard, Asshel Procterville, VT

1828-

 
Hunneman & Co. Roxbury, MA

1796-1883

726

Hunneman & Gay Roxbury, MA

1792-1796

 
Huse, Samuel Newburyport, MA

1828-1830

5

Ingraham, Samual, P Newburyport, MA

1844

1

Jackson, Daniel Providence, RI

1772-1791

2

Jeffers, William Pawtucket, RI

1848-1860

150

Jencks, Joseph Lynn, MA

1650's

1

Jones, William, M. Baltimore, MD

1856-1857

 
Jucket, E.B. New Haven, CT

1845-1855

 
Kaye, Joseph Pittsburgh, PA

1841-

 
Krause, Johann Old Salem, NC

1784

 
Leslie, Edward Newburyport, MA

1837-1851

10

Leverich, Daniel T. & Edward B. New York, NY

1875-1881

 
Lote, Thomas New York, NY

1743

1

Ludlum, Harry New York, NY

1820-1821

3

Lyon, Patrick Philadelphia, PA

1792-1824

50

Mason & Gibbs Philadelphia, PA

1783-1785

20

Mason, Phillip Philadelphia, PA

1795-1805

125

Mason, Richard Philadelphia, PA

1790-1806

50

Merrick & Agnew Philadelphia, PA

1834-1860

25

Merrick, S.V. & Co. Philadelphia, PA

1819-1834

50

Miller, Charles, A. New York, NY

1875-1876

 
National Hydraulic Procterville, VT

1829-1837

15

Nicholls, Anthony Philadelphia, PA

1731-1732

2

Nuttle, Adam Philadelphia, PA 

1795

 
Paine & Caldwell Seneca Falls, NY

1839-1840

 
Peak & Kells Hudson, NY

1849-

 
Perkins, Jacob (pumps) Newburyport, MA

1803-1815

5

Perkins & Bacon Philadelphia, PA

1820-1822

 
Perkins & Jones Philadelphia, PA

1816-1820

 
Perkins & Pollock Boston, MA

1812

1

Phillips & Calverly New York, NY

1870-1871

 
Pine & Hartshorne New York, NY

1850-1860

5

Pine, Joseph New York, NY

1860-1861

 
Platt, William & Co. Waterford, NY

1834-1841

 
Poole & Hunt Baltimore, MD    
Remington Agricultural Co. Ilion, NY

1870-1890

 
Richmond, A.D. Hydraulic Philadelphia, PA

-1800

10

Richmond, John New Bedford, MA

1829-

 
Roberts, A. W. Hartford, CT

1853-

7

Robinson & Minis Pittsburgh, PA    
Robinson, Minis & Miller Pittsburgh, PA    
Robinson-Rea Pittsburgh, PA

-1869

 
Rodgers, John Albany, NY

1851

 
Rodgers & Son Baltimore, MD

1850-

50

Rodman Mooresfield, RI

1865-

 
Rumsey & Co. Seneca Falls, NY

1863-1890

50

Sampson, John Pittsburgh, PA

1832-

 
Sellers, James Philadelphia, PA

1814-1820

10

Sellers & Pennock Philadelphia, PA

1820-1827

 
Selye, Lewis Rochester, NY

1832-1849

 
Sees, Balthaser Harrisburg, PA

1797

1

Shane, John & Joseph, & Son Baltimore, MD

1844-

1

Shawk, Abel Cincinnati, OH

-1855

 
Sickles, John H. New York, NY

1837-1855

 
Siekels, J.H. Rochester, NY

1837-

 
Silsby Manufacturing Co. Seneca Falls, NY

1845-1890

25

Skinner, Russell Racine, WI

1843-

 
Smith, James New York, NY

1810-1864

200

Smith & Minus Pittsburgh, PA

1832-

 
Spawn, A.F. New York, NY

1872-1882

 
Tappen, Edward Manchester, MA

1825-1835

5

Tarr, J. Albany, NY

1851

1

Thayer, Ephriam Boston, MA

1794-1811

30

Thayer, Stephen Boston, MA

1811-1861

35

Torboss, William, H. Co. New York, NY

1850-1861

25

Van Ness, Petitit & Co.      

Later Abraham Van Ness & Co.

New York, NY

1846-1861

12

Van Ness & Torboss New York, NY

1850-

5

Waterman, Henry Hudson, NY

1845-1860

12

Waterman, John Waterford, NY

1834-

 
Watkins, R. New York, NY

-1841

 
West, Charles Cincinnati, OH

1831-

 
Wheeler, David Boston, MA

1768-1803

2

Wheeler, Samuel Salem, MA

1780

1

Wilkinson, David Pawtucket, RI

1803

1

Worth, William E. SanFrancisco,C

1855-

 
Wright Brothers Rochester, NY

1850-

10

Young, Edward Philadelphia, PA 1830-1845  

This page was laste updated on 9/8/98

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