Engine companies 28-53 of the Fire Department of New York City 1865

 
 
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Pacific engine, No. 28:

Foreman, Moses Fitzgerald. Located 337 Fourth avenue; performs duty in the first and fifth districts. House in good condition; engine, third class, crane-neck, 7 1/2 inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good order; built in 1859, by James Smith; present number of men, 45; 400 feet of hose, in ordinary condition, and 300 feet bad. This company have also a hose tender, in good condition.

Guardian engine, No. 29:

Foreman, Joseph Walters. Located 26 West Tenth street; performs duty in third and fourth districts. House new, steam engine, second class, 7-inch steam cylinder, 9-inch pump, 8 7/8-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1859, by Lee & Larned, New York. Also, a hand engine, second class, piano style, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, patent capstan in good condition; built in 1854, by W. H. Torboss; present number of men 50; 200 feet of leather hose, 300 feet of rubber, and 100 feet of "Boyd's" hose, in good condition. Also, a four-wheel wood tender, in good condition.

North River engine, No. 30:

Foreman, J.L. Gascon. Located No. 173 Franklin street; performs duty in the third and eighth districts. House new, engine second class, 8 1/2 inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1860, by James Smith; steam engine building for this company, by Clapp, Banks & Co., of New York; present number of men, 50; 400 feet of hose, in ordinary condition, and 200 feet bad. Also, a hose tender, in good condition.

Peterson engine, No. 31:

Foreman, Francis Mahedy. Located 49 Chrystie street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in bad condition; have applied for new house; petition granted; engine first class, crane-neck (Jeffers' style), 10-inch cylinders, from 6 to 10-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1859, by Jeffers & Co., of Pawtucket, R.I. This engine is at present in the service of the United States Government, and is stationed at Fortress Monroe; present number of men, 50; 400 feet of hose, ordinary; at present doing duty with a second-class engine, formerly used by Engine Company No. 21; this company have applied for a steam engine; petition granted; and engine now building by James Smith.

Pete Masterson engine, No. 32:

Foreman, John Quinn. Located in one hundredth street, Ninth and Tenth avenues; performs duty in Bloomingdale and vicinity. House temporary; have applied for a new house; petition granted; at present using a third class engine, formerly belonging to Engine Company No. 40, in ordinary condition; present number of men, 20; 450 feet of hose, in ordinary condition; also, a hose tender, in good condition.

Black Joke engine, No. 33:

Foreman, Peter Masterson. Located in Fifty-eighth street, near Broadway; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in good condition; steam engine, second class, 7 1/2-inch steam cylinder, 9-inch stroke, 4 1/2 inch pump, in good condition; built in 1862, by James Smith. Also, a hand engine, second class, end brakes, four 8-inch cylinders, 4 1/2 inch stroke, with patent capstan, in ordinary condition; built in 1855, by Pine & Hartshorn; present number of men, 50; 300 feet of leather hose, and 300 feet of rubber hose, all of which is good. Also, a fuel tender, in good order.

Howard engine, No. 34:

Foreman, Andrew Holley. Located 131 1/2 Christopher, near Hudson street; performs duty in the third and fourth districts. House in bad condition, have applied for a new house, petition granted; engine second-class, crane-neck, piano style, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; rebuilt in 1856, by James Smith; have applied for a steam engine; petition granted; present number of men, 46; 550 feet of hose, all of which is good.

Columbus engine, No. 35:

Foreman, David Fitzgerald. Located in One Hundred and Nineteenth street, between Second and Third avenues; performs duty in Harlem and vicinity. House in good condition; engine new, built by Cowing & Co., Seneca Falls, N.Y.; present number of men, 45; 300 feet of hose, in ordinary condition, and 200 feet bad.

Harry Howard engine, No. 36:

Foreman, Henry A. Linden. Located in Sixty-eighth street, between Broadway and Tenth avenue; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in good condition; engine third class, piano, new style, four 7-inch cylinders, 5-inch stroke, patent capstan, in ordinary condition, built in 1855, by J. H. Sickels; have applied for a new engine; present number of men, 40; 450 feet of hose, ordinary, and 300 feet bad. Also, a hose tender, in good condition.

Tradesman engine, No. 37:

Foreman, Michael Haley. Located at Fifty-ninth street, between Second and Third avenues; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in good order; engine second class, piano style, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, patent capstan, built in 1856, by W.H. Torboss; in good condition; present number of men, 22; 700 feet of hose, in good condition. Also, a hose tender, in ordinary condition.

Southwark engine, No. 38:

Foreman, William W. Ladd. Located 28 Ann street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in bad condition, and entirely too small; steam engine, first class, 9-inch steam cylinder, 8 1/2-inch stroke, diameter of pump 12 1/2-inch, in good condition, built in 1860, by Lee & Larned, New York; present number of men, 47; 300 feet of leather, and 300 feet of rubber hose, all of which is good; also, 200 feet of hemp hose, in good condition; fuel and hose tender, in good condition.

Franklin engine, No. 39:

Foreman, Michael Shaunessy. Located 128 West Thirty-first street; performs duty in the second and third districts. House in bad condition; have applied for a new house; engine second class, 8-inch cylinder, from 6 to 10-inch stroke, in good condition, built in 1861, by C.E. Hartshorn; present number of men, 46; 300 feet of hose in ordinary condition, and 300 feet bad. This company have also a hose tender in good condition.

Lady Washington engine, No. 40:

Foreman, Henry Jones. Located 173 Elm street; performs duty in the sixth and seventh districts. House in good condition; engine second class, 8 1/2-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition, built in 1859, by James Smith; formerly belonged to Engine Company No. 2; have applied for a new engine; petition granted; present number of men, 50; 350 feet of hose, ordinary, and 200 feet bad; also, a hose tender, in bad condition.

Clinton engine, No. 81: (listed in book as 81, maybe it should read 41)

Foreman, James Little. Located 154 Clinton street; performs duty in the sixth and seventh districts. House in good condition; engine second class, piano style, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1853, by a. Van Ness, rebuilt by the same, in 1862; present number of men, 45: 500 feet of hose, in good condition; also a hose tender, in bad condition.

Empire engine, No. 42:

Foreman, Gilbert J. Orr. Located 4 Centre street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in bad order; steam engine, second class, 4 1/2 inch pump, 9 1/2-inch steam cylinder, 10-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1861, by the Portland Company, Portland, Me; present number of men, 35; 200 feet of leather hose, in ordinary condition, and 300 feet rubber hose, and 100 feet of Boyd's hose, in good condition; also, a hose tender, in ordinary condition; new fuel tender.

Manhatta engine, No. 43:

Foreman, Abram Horn. Located Manhattanville; performs duty in Manhattanville and vicinity. House in bad condition; engine third class, piano style, 8-inch cylinders, 8-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1853, by James Smith; present number of men, 27; 400 feet of hose in good condition, and 400 feet bad. Also, a hose tender, in ordinary condition.

Live Oak engine, No. 44:

Foremen, James M. Flynn. Located 437 East Houston street; performs duty in the fifth and sixth districts. House in good condition; engine second class, pano style, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1860, by A.Van Ness & Co.; present number of men, 47; 500 feet of hose in ordinary condition, and 400 feet bad; hose tender, in ordinary condition. This company also have a second class, Philadelphia style, engine, 8 1/2-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in ordinary condition, built in 1851, by A. Van ness. This engine is their own property.

Aurora engine, No. 45:

Foreman, Francis Bazzoni. Located corner of Eighty-fifth street and Third avenue; performs duty in Yorkville and vicinity. House in bad condition, and too small; engine second class, piano style, 8 1/2-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1861, by James Smith; present number of men, 45; 400 feet of hose in ordinary condition, and 300 feet bad. Also, a hose tender in good condition.

Valley Forge engine, No. 46:

Foreman, Francis E. Skelding. Located 138 West Thirty-seventh street; performs duty in the first and second districts. House in good condition; steam engine, second class, 7-inch steam cylinder, 8-inch stroke, and 9-inch pump, in good condition; built in 1859, by Lee & Larned; present number of men, 47; 150 feet of Boyd's and 300 feet of rubber hose, in good condition; 200 feet of leather hose in ordinary condition. This company also have a wood tender in good condition.

New York engine, No. 47:

Foreman, John A. Phillips. Located 127 Mercer street; performs duty in the third and fourth districts. House ordinary; steam engine, second class, 7-inch steam cylinder, 8 1/2-inch stroke, 9-inch pump, in good condition; built in 1860 by Lee & Larned, New York; present number of men, 40: 250 feet of rubber hose, and 100 feet of leather, also 200 feet of Boyd's in good condition. This company have also a hose and fuel tender, in good condition.

Mazeppa engine, No. 48:

Foreman, Charles Cowan. Located 163 West Twenty-fourth street; performs duty in the second and third districts. House ordinary, and too small; new house building at No. 227 West Twenty-fifth street; engine second class, piano, crane-neck style, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1855, by James Smith; formerly belonged to Engine Company No. 40; present number of men, 50; 200 feet of hose bad, and 400 feet good. Also, a hose tender, in ordinary condition.

Pocahontas engine, No. 49:

Foreman, Andrew J. Walsh. Located the east side of Fourth avenue, between One Hundred and Twenty-sixth and One Hundred and Twenty-seventh streets; performs duty in Harlem and vicinity. House in good order; engine third class, piano style, four 7-inch cylinders, 4 1/2-inch stroke, patent capstan, in good condition; built in 1853, by Pine & Hartshorn; rebuilt in 1859, by the same; formerly belonged to Engine Company No. 26; present number of men, 18; 400 feet of hose in ordinary condition, and 400 feet bad.

Mutual engine, No. 51:

Foreman, Guy Kennedy. Located 161 East Twenty-second street, between First and Second avenues; performs duty in the first and fifth districts. House ordinary; engine second class, Shanghai style, 8-inch cylinders, 9-inch stroke, in bad condition: built in 1856, by Torboss & Co.; present number of men, 47; 450 feet of hose, ordinary, and 300 feet bad; also a tender, in good condition.

Undine engine, No. 52:

Foreman, Geo. H.E. Lynch. Located One Hundred and Twenty-second street, between Second and Third avenues; performs duty in Harlem and vicinity. House in good condition; steam engine, third class, 7 1/2-inch cylinder, 8 1/2 inch stroke, in good condition; built in 1862, by A.B. Taylor, Son & Co., of new York; fuel tender in ordinary condition; present number of men, 29; 200 feet of rubber and 200 feet of leather hose, in good condition, and 200 feet of leather hose in ordinary condition.

Hudson River engine, No. 53:

Foreman, Arnot Spence. Located 304 Washington street; performs duty in the seventh and eighth districts. House in good order; steam fire-engine, 7-inch steam cylinder, 8-inch stroke, 5-inch pump, in good condition, built in 1859, by James Smith; present number of men, 50; 200 feet of leather, and 300 feet of rubber hose, all of which is good; also a wood tender, in ordinary condition.

 

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Article Name:  Engine companies 28-53 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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