1897 Clapp and Jones Fire Steam Pumper

1897 Clapp and Jones Steamer

1897 Clapp and Jones Steamer

Put into service with the Dawson Fire Department in 1900, this was the second engine to be purchased by the city. Capable of pumping 500 gallons a minute, the double engine meant that one pump was always running, thus resulting in a near constant stream of water. The steamer had two suction and discharge openings, allowing either side to be connected for use. The frame of the steamer rests on springs, which would have helped it to run smoothly on the rough roads of early Dawson.

This vehicle is currently away from the museum under restoration. You can read the latest developments by clicking here.

Elmer Gaundreau with the Clapp and Jones Fire Steam Pupmer

Elmer Gaundreau with the Clapp and Jones Fire Steam Pumper