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Posted by: Administrator Account on 2/16/2011 | 0 Comments
This is a progress report Fire Engine Steamer James Tippet, Ahrens Build #668; built in 1891 and delivered to City of Tower Minnesota in 1892. Tippet was named after an early Tower mayor who also served as fire chief. Sister engines were delivered to St Paul, Duluth and Superior during same time frame - Chris Ahrens must have had a very active salesman up here on the northern frontier. Our steam pumper was one of the very last steamers to be completed by Ahrens Manufacturing Co. before it merged with others to become the American Fire Engine Co.