Engine companies 1-27 of the Fire Department of New York City 1865

 
 
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Hudson engine, No. 1:

Foreman, John Hamill, located 304 West Forty-seventh street, between Eighth and Ninth avenues; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in ordinary condition; engine second class, piano style, 8-inch cylinder, 9-inch stroke, in bad condition, built in 1850, by A. Van Ness; present number of men, 50; 500 feet of hose, in good condition, 300 feet in bad condition. The company also have a hose tender in good condition. This company have applied for a steam engine.

Excelsior engine, No. 2:

Foreman, John McDermott, located 21 Henry street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in ordinary condition; have applied for a new house; petition granted; steam engine, second class, 4 1/2 inch pump, 8-inch steam cylinders, 12-inch stroke, in good order; built in 1861, by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, Manchester, New Hampshire; 100 feet of leather hose, ordinary; also 350 feet of rubber, and 100 feet of Boyd's hose, in good condition; also wood tender, in good condition; present number of men, 43.

Forrest engine, No. 3:

Foreman, Jeremiah Heffernan, located 211 East Eleventh Street; performs duty in the fifth and sixth districts. House, in good condition; engine second class, piano style, 8-inch cylinder, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built by A. Van Ness & Co., 1861; 500 feet of hose, ordinary, and 300 feet in bad condition; also a hose tender in good condition; present number of men, 49.

Niagara engine, No. 4:

Foreman, Joseph T. Ready, located 220 Mercer street; performs duty in the fourth and fifth districts. House in ordinary condition; engine second class, Philadelphia style; 8 1/2 inch cylinder, 9-inch stroke, in good order; built in 1849, by James Smith; rebuilt in 1852, by Pine & Hartshorn, and in 1859, by William Williams; 400 feet of hose, ordinary, and 300 feet bad; also a hose tender in ordinary condition; present number of men, 40.

Protection engine, No. 5:

Foreman, John Steene, located 61 Ann street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in bad condition; engine (steamer) in good condition, built in 1861, by the Amoskeag Manufacturing Company, Manchester, New Hampshire; present number of men, 28; 350 feet of rubber, and 250 feet of leather hose, in good condition; fuel tender, in good condition.

Americus engine, No. 6:

Foreman, John Buckbee, located 269 Henry street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in good order; engine (steamer) second class, rotary pump and engine; built in 1861, by Silsby, Mynderse & Co., Seneca Falls, N.Y.; present number of men, 50; 350 feet of rubber hose, and 350 feet of Boyd's hose, in good condition; a fuel tender, in good condition.

Lexington engine, No. 7:

Foreman, Alden Wild, located 109 East Twenty-fifth street; performs duty in the first and fifth districts. House in good order; engine (steamer), rotary pump, and engine in good condition; built in 1860, by Silsby, Mynderse & Co., Seneca Falls, N.Y.' present number of men, 49; 300 feet of leather hose, in ordinary condition, and 200 feet in bad condition; also 100 feet of Boyd's and 200 feet of rubber hose, all of which is good; also a wood cart and hose tender, in good condition.

Manhattan engine, No. 8:

Foreman Charles Nichols. Located 91 Ludlow street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in good condition; this company have a steam engine, 9-inch steam cylinder, 8 1/2 inch stroke, diameter of pump 12 1/2 inches; built by Lee & Larned, in 1859, owned by the company; also a hose and a wood tender, in good order; present number of men, 48; 400 feet of Boyd's, and 600 feet of rubber hose, in good condition.

Marion engine, No. 9:

Foreman, James Hayes. Located 47 Marion street; performs duty in the fourth and fifth districts. New house; engine (steamer) third class, 7 1/2 inch steam cylinder, 8 1/2 inch stroke; diameter of pump 4 1/8 inches (Hayes' patent), in good condition; built in 1862, by A.B. Taylor, Son & Co., of New York; also a fuel tender, in good order; present number of men, 50; 300 feet of leather, and 200 feet of rubber hose, in good condition.

Water Witch engine, No. 10:

Foreman, Wm. Barham, Jr. Located Eighty-second street and Fourth avenue; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in good condition; engine second class, piano style, 8 1/2 inch cylinder, 9-inch stroke, in good order; built in 1859, by A. Van Ness & Co.; also a hose tender, in good order; present number of men, 42; 300 feet of hose, ordinary, and 300 feet bad.

Oceanus engine, No. 11:

Foreman, John Wildey. Located 99 Wooster street; performs duty in the third and eighth districts. House in good order; steam engine, 7 1/2 inch steam cylinder, 9-inch stroke, 4 1/2 inch pump in good condition, built in 1862, by James Smith, of New York; present number of men, 50; this company have, also, a fuel tender in good order; 400 feet of leather hose, and 200 feet of rubber hose, all of which is good.

Knickerbocker engine, No. 12:

Foreman Bartley Donohue. Located 112 East Thirty-third street; performs duty in the first and fifth districts. House in good order; engine second class, Philadelphia style, formerly used by Engine Company No. 6; in good condition; present number of men, 50; 500 feet of hose, in ordinary condition, and 300 feet bad; also, a hose tender in ordinary condition.

Eagle engine, No. 13:

Foreman, Thomas Coman. Located 5 Duane street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in bad condition; have applied for a new house, petition granted; doing duty with a second-class engine, 8 3/8 inch cylinder, 9-inch stroke, crane neck, piano style, in good condition, formerly used by Engine Company No. 42; steam engine now building for this company, by James Smith, of New York; present number of men, 48; 350 feet of hose, in good condition.

Columbian engine, No. 14:

Foreman, James W. Packer. No location; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. This company is at present out of service; have applied for new house, petition granted, but a location not yet chosen; engine second class, Philadelphia style, 8 1/2 inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, built in 1847, by John Agnew, Philadelphia, Pa., rebuilt in 1858, by same; present number of men, 50.

Hibernia engine, No. 15:

Foreman, Christopher Bathe. Located 284 West Thirty-sixth street; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in good condition; at present using second-class, piano style, crane-neck engine, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; have petitioned for a new engine; present number of men, 48; 400 feet of hose in good condition, and 200 in bad condition; also a hose tender, in good condition.

Mohawk engine, No. 16:

Foreman John A. Patterson. Located 7 North Moore street; performs duty in the fourth and seventh districts. House new; engine first class, Jeffers' style, 10-inch cylinder, from 6 to 10-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1860, by Jeffers' & Co., of Pawtucket, R.I. This engine is at present in the service of the United States, at Fortress Monroe. Present number of men, 40; 300 feet of hose, all of which is ordinary. Doing duty with a second-class engine, in ordinary condition, formerly used by Engine Company No. 5.

East River engine, No. 17:

Foreman, P.T. Russell. Located 7 Goerck street; performs duty in the fifth and sixth districts. House in good order, engine second class, Shanghai style, 8 1/2 inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1857, by W. H. Torboss; present number of men, 36; 400 feet of hose, in ordinary condition, and 300 feet in bad condition; hose tender, ordinary.

Union engine, No. 18:

Foreman, George Smith. Located 78 West Fortieth street; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in good condition; engine third class, skeleton style, four 7-inch cylinders, 6-inch stroke, patent capstan; built in 1858, by Charles E. Hartshorn; in good condition; present number of men, 41; 400 feet of hose, ordinary, and 200 feet bad.

Lafayette engine, No. 19:

Foreman Jas. G.W. Brinkman. Located 199 Chrystie street; performs duty in the fifth and sixth districts. House in good order; engine first class, Jeffers' style, double crane-neck, 10-inch cylinder, changeable stroke, built in 1860, by Wm. Jeffers & Co., Pawtucket, R.I.; in good condition; present number of men, 46; 400 feet of hose, in ordinary condition, and 200 feet bad; also a hose tender, in ordinary condition.

Washington engine, No. 20:

Foreman, J. Kennefick. Located 100 Cedar street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. New house; engine first class, Shanghai style, 9-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1859, by A. Van Ness & Co.; formerly used by Engine Company No. 9. No. 20 have applied for a new engine, petition granted; present number of men, 50; 400 feet of hose, in ordinary condition, and 200 feet bad.

Fulton engine, No. 21:

Foreman, Michael Fitzgerald: No location; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. At present out of service. Steam engine building b y Messrs. Lee & Larned; present number of men, 50.

Protector engine, No. 22:

Foreman, John Drought. Located at the corner of Chambers and Centre streets; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in good order; engine, second class, crane-neck, piano style, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in ordinary condition; built in 1856, by Torboss & Co. The company have applied for a steam engine; petition granted; present number of men, 50; 450 feet of hose, in good condition.

United States engine, No. 23:

Foreman, John J. Shannon. Located 53 East Twelfth street; performs duty in the fourth and fifth districts. House in bad condition; have applied for a new house; petition granted; engine third class, piano style, 7-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke; in good condition, built in 1853, by James Smith, rebuilt by the same, 1860; present number of men, 48; 400 feet of hose, all of which is good.

Jackson engine, No. 24:

Freeman George Henderson. Located 279 West Seventeenth street; performs duty in the third and fourth districts. House in bad condition; have applied for a new house; petition granted; engine second class, piano style, 8 1/2 inch cylinders, 8-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1856, by James Smtih. This company have applied for a steam engine petition granted; present number of men, 36; 500 feet of hose, ordinary, and 300 feet bad; also, a hose tender in bad condition.

Cataract engine, No. 25:

Foreman, Henry Philips. Located 1146 Broadway; performs duty in the second and fourth districts. House new; engine second class, piano style, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1857, by J.H. Sickles; present number of men, 44; 400 feet of hose, ordinary, and 300 feet bad; also, a hose tender, in good condition.

Jefferson engine, No. 26:

Foreman, Richard M.J. Ellis. Located 148 Fifth street; performs duty in the fifth and sixth districts. House in good order; steam engine, third class, 4-inch pump, 8 1/2 inch steam cylinder, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1861, by the Portland Company, Portland, Maine; present number of men, 35; 500 feet of rubber hose, and 150 feet of Boyd's hose, in good condition; new fuel and hose tender.

Fort Washington engine, No. 27:

Foreman, Richard B. Roche. Located at Carmansville, between 154th and 155th streets, in Tenth avenue; performs duty in Carmansville and vicinity. House rebuilding; engine, third class, piano, new style; four 7-inch cylinders, 4 1/2-inch stroke, patent capstan, in bad condition. Built in 1855, by Pine & Hartshorn; present number of men, 38; 300 feet of hose, in good condition, and 300 feet bad; hose tender, in ordinary condition.

 

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Article Name:  Engine companies 1-27 of the Fire Department of New York City 1865
Researcher/Transcriber Miriam Medina

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BIBLIOGRAPHY: From My collection of books: Manual of the Corporation of the City of New York by D.T. Valentine 1865
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