The Pioneer Memorial Museum ~ Steam Engine "Roosevelt"
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American Fire Engine Company
Steam Engine "Roosevelt"
Roosevelt has been lovingly restored to original working condition and appears as when first delivered to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1902.
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|Owner||International Society Daughters of Utah Pioneers|
|Co-Sponsorship||Bountiful Fire Department|
|Restored By||Brent R. Palmer Bountiful Fire Station No. 1|
|Restoration Start Date||February 4, 1994 Restoration Completion Date: June 15, 1996|
|Restoration Costs||$125,000 Restoration Labor Cost: Volunteer|
|Total Restored Parts||22,124 Registration Number: 2844|
|Builder||American Fire Engine Company, Seneca, New York|
|Christened & Named||"Roosevelt" in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt|
|Date of Manufacture||1902|
|Type||First size, horse-drawn, steamer pumper|
|Frame||Crane neck rails|
|Axles||Square iron, front tubular rear|
|Suspension||Semi-elliptical, three-quarter platform springs front; two semi-elliptical springs rear|
|Wheels||Patent hub, wood spoke, Iron tire front & rear|
|Brakes||Foot lever operated contacting on rear tires|
|Steering||Fifth wheel, two pole for three horse hitch|
|Boiler||Vertical, water tube, coal fired. Pipe fittings for circulation water from external source|
|Engine||Vertical, double acting, two cylinder slide valve, 7 1/2" bore 7" stroke|
|Pump||Vertical, double acting, two cylinder shared piston rods; 6" bore|
|Balance wheel||Single vertical|
|Intake||Two 5" (one each side of pump). Two 12' lengths of hard suction|
|Discharge||Four 2 1/2"|
|Equipment||Bell, hand lanterns, horse blankets, equipment locker, strainer|
|Finish||Nickle-plated stack & hardware. Painted maroon & bright red with gold leaf & painted stripe decoration. Leather upholstery|
|Dimensions||15' overall length x 9'7" overall height|
|Performance||92 horse power boiler|