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All steamed up: 1898 Silsby, once drawn by horses, now draws attention

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In 1898, Washington, N.C. became one of the most technologically advanced fire departments in the state with its acquisition of a Silsby steam fire engine. This technological marvel was able to pumped between 500 and 600 gallons of water per minute and was used in its last fire in 1937. Today the Silsby sits on display in the front room of the current fire station, visible to those who travel by.
Washington the Magazine (NoCar F264.W3 W37), Vol. 2 Issue 3, Mar/Apr 2013, p18-20, f