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  Name  -  Builder  -  Serial Number  -  Location  -  Piston Size  -  History

W  Button    1849    Waterbury, CT

W    Button    1859    500    Wilton Junction, IA    10"    Delivered to St. Clair, MI.

W    Button    1870    594    Westfield, WI    9"    Delivered to Berlin WI.

W    Button    West Hartford, CT

W    Button    1853   326   Waterford, NY   

W    Cowing    1860    Wellsville, NY

W    Hunneman    1818    54    Washington, DC
 
W    Hunneman    1818    56    West Point, NY    Delivered to the Military Academy there.

W    Hunneman    1820    64    Wilmington, NC

W    Hunneman   1821    71    Walpole, MA    Delivered to Wrentham MA mills; now at Walpole MA 1980.

W    Hunneman    1821    73    Dighton, MA    Delivered to Wellington, MA Cotton Mills; Wellington, MA became Dighton, MA.

W    Hunneman    1823    86    Wareham, MA

W    Hunneman    1824    101    Ware, MA    Delivered to the cotton mill.

W    Hunneman    1825       106 Wareham, MA

W    Hunneman    1825    110    Warren RI
 
W    1803    Wiscassett, ME    There 1999.

W. H. Cook    White Hall, NY

W.F. Bascom   White Hall, NY

Wacantuck #1    Hunneman    1854    503    Uxbridge, MA    5"

Waltham #1    Hunneman    1816    45    Waltham, MA    Delivered to Waltham Cotton mill.

Waltham #2    Hunneman    1829    130    Port Richmond, NY    Delivered to a Waltham, MA cotton mill; sold to Port Richmond, Staten Island, NY in 1904.

Wamesit #1     Hubbard    1833   Tewksbury, MA    Rotary gear engine. original cost $150; went to Lowell, MA when Lowell annexed the Belvidere section of
                                                                                  Tewksbury, name changed to "BELVIDERE #10"; removed from service; returned to Tewksbury in 1934
                                                                                   and given it's original name.


Wamesit #3   Hunneman    1845    269    Meredith, NH    Engine at Meredith, NH
 
Wantastiquet #1    Hunneman    1862    664    Jamaica, VT    4"    At the Jamaica, VT Fire Station.

Ward Engine #1    Hunneman    1846    303    Charlestown, SC    6"

Ward Engine #10    Hunneman    1853   469    Charlestown, SC    7"

Ward Engine #11    Hunneman    1853    496    Charlestown, SC    6 1/2"

Ward Engine #3    Hunneman    1848    342    Charlestown, SC    6 1/2"    Originally named "AETNA".

Ward Engine #4    Hunneman    1846    304    Charlestown, SC    6"

Warner #1    Hunneman   1824    95    Warner, NH.    4 1/2"    Delivered to the cotton mills.

Warren Button    1860    527    Pepperell, MA    10"    Delivered to Roxbury, MA; sold to Boston Woven Hose Co. in 1864; to Ipswich in 1865; to Pepperell, MA in 1896;
                                                                                       still there. NESVFL Class A Champ 1974.

Warren #12    Boston, MA

Warren #4    Hunneman    1835    164   Long Beach, CA    Delivered to Charlestown, MA; sold to Marysville, CA in 1850; to Carson City, NV in 1863;
                                                                                             sold to T.C. Wholbuck, San Jose, CA; later to HFM; sold to Long Beach, CA in 1947.

Warren #4    Hunneman    1861    663   Plaistow, NH    7"    See "GENERAL WARREN"

Washington                                            Peeksville, NY

Washington    Button    Calais, ME    10"

Washington    Howard & Davis    1850    Haverhill, MA    6 1/2"

Washington    Hunneman    1829    131    Georgetown, MA    Delivered to Medford, MA as "JACKSON No.3"; sold to Georgetown, MA given current name.

Washington    Hunneman    1851    423    Augusta, GA    6"

Washington    Jeffers                                Schagticoke, NY

Washington    Jeffers    1858    Xenia, OH    10"

Washington    Jeffers    1860    Greenville, SC    10"    Delivered to Charleston, SC; to Greenville in 1866.

Washington    Jeffers    Peabody, MA    9"           See "WASHINGTON #5"

Washington    Sickles    New Haven, CT

Washington    Wright    Chicago, IL    6"

Washington    Young    1840

Washington                               Hanover, PA    5 3/4"        originally purchase by Baltimore FD and named "GAZELLE"; on 7/4/1848 BFD attended a parade for the
                                                                                            laying of the cornerstone of the Washington Monument and the engine was renamed "WASHINGTON";
                                                                                             purchased by Hanover FC #1 used in 1856 for $450; in a museum in Hanover.

Washington, #1    Smith            Williamsburg, NY


Washington #1    Button    1855    Dubuque, IA    Delivered to Dubuque, IA cost $1000; sold to Marshalltown, IA in 1872; to Blairtown IA; to State Center in 1866;
                                                                               back to Dubuque in 1908


Washington #1    Button    1856    409    Mechanicsburg, PA    9 1/4"

Washington #1    Button    1857    Milford, MA    10"

Washington #1    Button    1874    625     North Kingstown, RI    Delivered to Milford, MA; sold to North Kingston, RI in 1885. NESVFL League Champ 1921,
                                                                 Class A Champs 1963 and 1965.

Washington #1    Button    1858    Middlebury, VT    9"

Washington #1    Button    1874    Medford, MA    10"

Washington #1    Button    Pittsfield, MA    Delivered to Schaghticoke, NY; to Pittsfield, MA in 1915.

Washington #1    Hunneman    1836    170    Provincetown, MA    5"    At the Pilgrim Monument Museum, Provincetown, MA.

Washington #1    Hunneman    1849    366    Milford, MA    5"    Delivered to Milford, MA; sold to Mendon, MA, later sold back to Milford, MA.

Washington #1    Hunneman    1854    502    Dubuque, IA    6"

Washington #1    Jeffers    1852    Brooklyn, NY

Washington #1    Jeffers    Norwood, MA    9"

Washington #1    Thayer    1839    Weymouth, MA

Washington #1    Rumsey            Washington, NC                    There in 1891

Washington #1    Gleason & Bailey                Slinger, WI                In museum in Slinger

Washington #1     Farnum    1847    2        Cincinnati, OH

Washington #1    P.Lyons    1813              Cincinnati, OH                Was operated by Washington FC#1; now at Cincinnati Fire Museum

 
Washington #16    Hunneman    1844    241    Greenfield, NH    Delivered to Worcester, MA; sold to St. Albans. VT; sold to Greenfield, NH in 1905; scrapped 1928.

Washington #2    Button    1878    659    West Quincy, MA    9 1/4"    Delivered to Brookville, MA; to W.Quincy, MA 1924; Scrapped 1942.

Washington #2    Button Rockford, IL    There in 1860.

Washington #2    Cowing    1876    Georgetown, MA    9"    Original owner unknown, original name "TIGER"; bought by Newburyport, MA VFA in 1894-5; sold to
                                                                                               Georgetown, MA in July 1897 and given current name; partially destroyed in a fire in 1915; remains sold to
                                                                                                a Newburyport junk dealer.

Washington #2    Hunneman    1824    94    Newton, MA    Purchased by the Iron Works known as Newton Factories.

Washington #2    Hunneman    1843    225    Chelsea, MA    5 1/2'

Washington #2    Hunneman    1856    577    Delaware, OH    5"    Sold in order to purchase steam engine in 1874.

Washington #2    Hunneman    1857    602    Kennebunk, ME    Delivered to Rutland, VT; to Kennebunk, ME; destroyed in 1927.

Washington #2    Thayer    Gardner, MA    7 1/2"

Washington #2    Rumsey                Washington, NC               There before 1891

Washington #20    Cowing    1860    New Orleans, LA

Washington #3    Howard & Davis    1853    Woburn, MA    Traded in 1877 for hose.

Washington #3   Hunneman    1850    390    Epping, NH    6 1/2"    Delivered to Medford, MA; sold to Epping, NH in 1874.

Washington #3    Smith    1797    Newark, NJ    Bucket tub; originally named "LIBERTY #1"; converted to a suction engine 1819 and given current name; sold to
                                                                            Atha Company of Newark in 1851

Washington #3    Thayer    1802    Boston, MA    5"

Washington #3    Thayer    1836    Boston, MA    6 5/8"    Rebuilt by Hunneman in 1845, sold in 1849.

Washington #3    Jeffers    1852    St. Louis, MO    10"    Double deck engine.

Washington #4    Smith                 Newburg, NY

Washington #4    Button    1858    Saratoga Springs, NY    10"    Delivered to Lansingburg, NY; to Saratoga Springs, NY.

Washington #5    Hunneman    1826    121    Georgetown, MA    Delivered to Charlestown, MA; traded to Hunneman and rebuilt; sold to Georgetown, MA in March 1860.

Washington #5     Smith    1830    Hartford, CT    Gooseneck engine.

Washington #5    Jeffers    1859    Boston, MA    9"            Delivered to Charlestown, MA; as WASHINGTON #5.; to Belfast, ME in 1866 renamed "HYDRANT";
                                                                                             to Peabody, MA VFA in 1892, renamed "UNION" ; sold to Bristol, Rl VFA in 1906 and named
                                                                                            "KING PHILIP"; to Saylesville, RI in 1927.; to NEFHM; to Boston Fire Museum under current name, still there


Washington #6    Hunneman    1855   560    Memphis, TN    8"

Washington #8    Smith            1859            Cedarburg, WI            Delivered new to Milwaukee, WI; sold to Cedarburg in 1862

Washington #9    Hunneman    1848    344    Savannah, GA    Sold in 1868 as partial payment for a steam engine.

Washington #9                                              Cambridge, MA            Privately owned by the Boston & Lowell Railroad.; disbanded in 1864.

Washington Volunteer    Button    1855    Chicago, IL    At Science and Industry Museum, Chicago, IL.

Washington Volunteers    Button    1855    381    LaCenter, WA    9 1/2"    Delivered to New York, NY; at Treemansburg, NY from 1912 to Aug. 1981; sold at auction at
                                                                                                                         Elliot, ME to Thomas Wainwright of Bethlehem, PA for $6000; sold to D. Blackburn of
                                                                                                                         LaCenter, WA. in 1990, still there


Washingtonian #2    Hunneman    1847    335    Fitchburg, MA    6"    Sold in 1860.

Wasloe Engine    Button    1863    Bellevue, IN    9 1/2"    Delivered to Virginia City, NV; sold to Reno, NV in 1875 for $880.; sold to Bellevue, IN.

Watatic    Hunneman    1842    209    Ashby, MA    5 1/2"    Delivered to Newton, MA as "NONANTUM #5"; sold to Greenville, NH lumber mill in 1873, sold Ashby,
                                                                                               MA in 1899 and given current name.


Watchemoket    Jeffers    1863    East Providence, RI    10"    See "UNION #3"

Water Witch    American Hydraulic    1800    Waldoboro, ME Rotary type engine.

Water Witch    Button    1858    489    Framingdale, NY     9"         Purchased 2nd hand from Islip, NY in 1889

Water Witch    Button    Waterloo, IA    9 1/4"

Water Witch    Button    Quincy, IL

Water Witch    Button    Beliot, WI

Water Witch    Button    Janesville, WI

Water Witch    Howard & Davis    1859    Bowdoinham, ME    6 1/2"    Delivered to Dedham, MA; sold in 1886 Bowdoinham, ME; to Auburn, ME;
                                                                     returned to Bowdoinham in 1965.


Water Witch    Smith    Providence, RI

Water Witch    1798    Waldoboro, ME    Bucket tub.

Water Witch    Agnew    1830       Cincinnati, OH           operated by Independent FC#1, disbanded 1853; never was part of the Cincinnati FD

Water Witch    Button    1885    713        Bennington, VT            at Bennington, Museum


Water Witch #1    Hunneman    1857    606    Jacksonville, IL    6"
 
Water Witch #11    Bisbee & Edwards    1840    Lowell, MA    6"    Delivered to Lowell Machine Shops, Lowell, MA; disposed of in 1851.

Water Witch #2    Hunneman    1825    107    Reading, MA

Water Witch #2    Hunneman    1850    399    Niagara Falls, NY    4 1/2"    At Niagara Falls Historical Society.

Water Witch #2    Hunneman    1860    657    New Ipswich, NH    4"    Sold to Franklin Reed in 1944; destroyed in a fire 1972; Remains purchased by V. Jarosz 1999.

Water Witch #2    Roberts    1854    Lee, MA    10 1/4 "    Delivered to Lee, MA; sold to F.D. Newton VFA of Southborough, MA in 1960;
                                                                                             sold back to Lee, MA 8/25/2001.

Water Witch #2    S.Thayer    1824    Lexington, MA    5"    Delivered new to Quincy, MA named "ADAMS#2"; sold to Lexington in 1830 and name changed to current.

Water Witch #4    Hunneman    1832    137    Dedham, MA

Water Witch #6    Smith    1834    Providence, RI    5"    Sold in 1866. Possibly a gooseneck engine.

Water Witch #6    Thayer    1814    Providence, RI    5"    Originally named "EAGLE"; sold in 1854.

Water Witch Independent #1    1830                    Cincinnati, OH

Webster #13    Hunneman    1854    519    Boston, MA    5 11/16"

Weccacoe    Agnew    Baltimore, MD    Purchased by the U.S. Army.

Western    Hunneman    1853    482    Shelbourne, VT    6"    Delivered to Worcester, MA as "RAPID #2"; sold to Brattleboro, VT and given current name;
                                                                                                 now at Shelbourne, VT.

Westminster #1    Hunneman   1855    557    Newton, MA    5 1/2"    Delivered to Westminster, MA; was at Edaville Fire Museum, S. Carver, MA; now in Newton, MA.

Westminster #1    Button                Westminster, MA

Wetumka    Gleason & Bailey    1894    Warwick, RI    10"    Delivered to Riverpoint Fire Co., Warwick, RI as "RIVERPOINT"; to Oakland Beach, RI VFA; scrapped 1940,
                                                                                                  sold to junk dealer for $40; last at Norwood, RI.

White Angel    Button    1894    746    Amesbury, MA    10"    Delivered to Salem, MA, to Everett in 1941 renamed "CAPT HUNT"; to Amesbury, MA in 1952; still there.
                                                                                                  Original cost $1750. Built expressly for muster competition, never saw fire service.

White Angel    Button    1855    378    Salem MA         See "MANHAN"

White Ghost    Torboss    1856    New York, NY    8 1/2"

Whitehall #3    Button                Whitehall, NY

Wickwackett    Cowing    Greenwich, NY    Delivered to Rutland, VT as "RUTLAND #1"; sold to Greenwich, NY in 1912 and given current name.

Wide Awake    Wright    Chicago, IL

Willet's Point #6    Agnew  New York, NY

William Hill #2    Hunneman    1859    637    North Berwick, ME    Delivered to Biddeford, ME as "PIONEER #2"; sold to N. Berwick, ME and given current name.
                                                                                                            NESVFL 1948 Class B Champ.

Williamsburg #1    Holland    1810    Haydenville, MA    4"

Willing and Able   Button   1881   670    Tombstone, AZ         See Willing and Able

Wilmington #1    Hunneman    1867    696    Wilmington, SC    6"

Wilton    Wilton Junction, IA

Windham #1    Rumsey    1845    Windham Center, CT    4"

Winnacunnet #1    Button    1863    577   Hampton Beach, NH         Delivered to Michigan City, IN as "GERMANIA"; to Jackson MI; 1902 to West Manchester, NH in
                                                                                                           1902; 1913 to Chelsea, MA; renamed "WINNISIMMETT"; 1948 to Bath, ME renamed
                                                                                                          "SAGADAHOC #2"; 1950 to Georgetown, MA; 1963 to Hampton Beach and named changed to
                                                                                                            current name; loaned in 1968 Seabrook, NH for musters; returned to Hampton Beach, NH in 1969;
                                                                                                             still there. NESVFL Champs 1917


Winnisimet    Jeffers    1859    Chelsea, MA    11"    Delivered to Mobile, AL as "TORRENT #5; to Macon, GA; to Colbert, GA and renamed "DEFIANCE";
                                                                                    to Winnisimet VFA Chelsea, MA in 1898; scrapped 1912.

Winona #1    Hunneman    1857    599    Winona, MN    6"

Winyah    Hunneman    1850    393    Georgetown, SC    4 1/2"

Witch #4    Hunneman    1857    589    Davenport, IA    7"    Destroyed by fire.

Wolverine    Detroit, MI

Woodbridge    Jeffers     1858       Detroit, MI          See "STAR"


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