For a very long time, the State of New York was the fire engine capital of the world. Starting in the late 1700s, New York was the home of no less than 40 builders of hand fire engines. With the production of steam fire engines New York achieved a level of unparalleled industrial dominance. About half of all the steam fire engines built tn America were built in New York State and four of the six most prolific builders of steam fire engines in America were operating in upstate New York. In the 20th Century, New York was the home to more builders of motor fire apparatus than any other state. This included industry, giants like American-LaFrance and Mack, as well as small shops like the Case Manufacturing Company and Zwack — Incorporated. Although New York State is no longer America’s fire engine capital, the legacy of New York built fire apparatus is very real and tangible.
This book by SPAAMFAA Archives member Anthony G. Buono explores the rich history of the many fire apparatus makers who once called New York State home during the 18th, 19th and 20th Centuries.
Only 1,000 copies of the book Made in New York will be printed, order your signed and numbered copy today. Books are avaliable for $50 + $5 shipping. All proceeds will be used for the ongoing preservation and digitization of materials in the SPAAMFAA Archives.
Order your signed and numbered copy of Made in New York today. Books are avaliable for $50 + $5 shipping.
All proceeds will be used for the ongoing preservation and digitization of materials in the SPAAMFAA Archives.