Film, Video Montreal Fire Department on runners /

Format Film, Video
Dates 1901
Location Montréal
Language English
Subjects Fire Chiefs
Fire Department
Fire Engines
Fire Fighters
Horse Drawn Vehicles
Montreal (Quebec)
Québec (Province)
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
Library of Congress Catalog Number

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