|Engine "Assistance" had an engine made in Germany|
while the wooden parts made locally by Peter Getz.
|The nameplate on this fire engine says "Friendship" which|
you will see isn't the name given to the engine. I read that
the name plates somehow got changed on the two engines.
|This is a photo I took of "Friendship" which is on display|
nearby at the Lititz Mutual Insurance Company.
|This plaque is on one side of the center wooden unit.|
|Wooden wheels were made with metal rims for travel on the roads.|
|Along the sides of the engine are wooden box units as you see here. The fire crew would use buckets to pass water to the engine where it would be dumped into this area and the engine would force it to the top where the hose is attached.|
|This photo shows how the engine would work. Men on both sides would "pump" using the metal arms that come out of the engine while the fellow on the top is pointing the hose, with water coming from it, at the fire.|
|This is the second engine purchased by the Moravian congregation. It is on display at the Lititz Mutual Insurance Company in the center of town and is marked Merrick &Agnew, Philada. This definitely is the second of the two engines purchased.|
|Example of the water buckets used by the bucket brigade to pour water into the side units of the fire engine.|
|Even though this is the second engine, it carries the name of the initial engine purchased. Somehow the name plates got switched over the years of use.|