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19Fire Engines Used To Be Horse Drawn

via buffalohistorygazette.net

Back before the invention of the combustible engine and transmission with four wheels—the car—was invented, firefighters relied on horses to help them put out fires. The horses, lined up and arranged as if they were pulling a carriage, instead pulled a giant steam machine that could spray water onto burning

buildings. The horses added a vast amount of mobility to an invention that was already familiar to most people. But with the addition, brigades could be formed and be dispatched to fires. The first trailblazers in the industry were found in Europe, London especially.

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