Film, Video Montreal Fire Department on runners /
Horse Drawn Vehicles
- Montreal Fire Department on runners /
- From Edison films catalog: First comes the Chief's sleigh with old-fashioned side runners, containing the Chief and his driver. Next comes a chemical apparatus mounted on a stout double runner sled, which is followed closely by hose apparatus mounted on double runner sleds. Next comes a water tower mounted on a set of double runners and drawn by four beautiful horses. This is followed very closely by an engine drawn by a four-horse string team. Next comes a hook and ladder mounted on a double set of runners and drawn by a four-horse string team. This is followed by another engine on double runners and drawn by a four-horse string team, and a second hose carriage, and a Protective Insurance outfit bring up in the rear. The different apparatus, with their puffing horses, make a very exciting appearance as they pass the camera. It being a very cold day, the breath leaves the horses nostrils in great white puffs as they gallop through the snow-clad streets. Length 100 feet. $15.00.
- Created / Published
- United States : Edison Manufacturing Co., 1901.
- Subject Headings
- - Fire fighters--Québec (Province)--Montréal
- - Fire engines--Québec (Province)--Montréal
- - Sleighs--Québec (Province)--Montréal
- - Montreal (Quebec).--Fire Department
- - Horses--Québec (Province)--Montréal
- - Horse-drawn vehicles--Québec (Province)--Montréal
- - Fire chiefs--Québec (Province)--Montréal
- - Snow--Québec (Province)--Montréal
- - H2443 U.S. Copyright Office
- - Copyright: Thomas A. Edison; 19Mar1901; H2443.
- - Camera, William Paley.
- - Duration: 1:45 at 16 fps.
- - Filmed in March 1901.
- - Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as digital files.
- - Sources used: Copyright catalog, motion pictures, 1894-1912; Musser, C. Before the nickelodeon, 1991, p. 194-95; Niver, K.R. Early motion pictures, 1985; Edison films catalog, no. 105, July 1901, p. 55 [MI].
- ref print. 1 reel of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- paper pos. 1 roll of 1 (ca. 100 ft.) : si., b&w ; 35 mm.
- Call Number
- FEC 2201 (ref print)
- LC 1717 (paper pos)
- Library of Congress Motion Picture, Broadcasting and Recorded Sound Division Washington, D. C. 20540 USA dcu
- Digital Id
- edmp 1717 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.mbrsmi/edmp.1717
- Library of Congress Catalog Number
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