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Premier Memorabilia Auction Upcoming

FIRE MEMORABILIA SALES AND AUCTIONS OCCUR OFTEN, but seldom does the sale consist of an entire collection of original memorabilia from the source and has never been sold.

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The Clarke Auction Gallery in Larchmont, New York, will be offering a fantastic collection from a 19th Century volunteer firehouse near Mt. Vernon, N.Y., in Westchester County on Sunday, July 27.  These items have been stored away for decades and the fire department would rather sell them to collectors who will take care of them instead of them becoming lost through aging and exposure.

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There will be approx. 120 lots sold which will include leather helmets, uniforms, silver and brass bugles, silver trophies and cups, numerous photographs of local fires, flags, folk art carved wood plaques, ephemera including fire rolls and ledgers from the 1880’s to 1940’s, their brass fire pole, oak cabinets, medals and parade memorabilia.  The oldest items date back to the 1850’s.

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definitely generate some interest.

Clarke Auctions runs a regular Sunday evening sale at 6:00 pm, but for this special offering they will be putting up the fire lots at 4:00 pm prior to the regular sale.  They tell Firegeezer that they do accept left bids at any price level, but telephone bidders must open individual lots at $500.  There is a possibility of including online live bidding, but it is not decided on yet.

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The Clarke Auction Gallery is located at 20 North Ave. in Larchmont and their phone # is:  (914) 833-8336.  Click HERE for more information and a link to the photo gallery of the items.  Remember, the sale is at 4 pm, Sunday July 27.

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  • Dal90

    From fdmv.net

    I couldn’t find when Mount Vernon completed the transition to the all-career organization of today.

    Part VIII – Independent Hose Company No. 2 – (Chemical 3) then (Ladder 3)

    Independent Hose Company No. 2 was organized at Pioneer Hall, Sixth Street, between Fourth and Fifth Avenues on October 28, 1889 by John Luther, Chairman and William J. Longly, Secretary.

    The Company moved to 444 South Fifth Avenue on October 8, 1895 where they remained until December 8, 1962, when they moved to their present quarters at Station 2, 431-435 South Fulton Avenue.

    A resolution was passed and adopted in December of 1889 authorizing payment of $15.00 per month rent for Pioneer Hall to house the hose carriage purchased by the company. An additional allocation was made to purchase 500 feet of fire hose for the company.

    The original officers were Fred Earl, Foreman; Chris Carroll, First Assistant; W.J. Gallagher, Second Assistant; B. McGrain, a village alderman, Treasure; William J. Longley, Secretary; and John F. Luther, Financial Secretary.

    Original members of the company, including the above listed officers were Thomas H. Boyce, J. Kayton, William Bowden, P.H. Kain, Robert Forman, T.E. Pendergast, Thomas Conlin, Charles Rider, William Sheen, D. Maher, P. Gilligan, Thomas Kennedy, W.C. Many, William Conley, N.A. Lawler, P. Riordan, John O’Brien, D. Atkinson, S. Greaft, and David Jordan.

    As with many of the early fire companies, there were family names that have rung with familiarity over the past century. Families that helped found and develop not only the fire department but also the village of Mount Vernon and later the City of Mount Vernon.

    Independent Hose Company No. 2 became a chemical wagon and later a ladder company and throughout its transition was an active fire company, in attendance at all of the major fires in the City.

  • Dal90

    From fdmv.net

    I couldn’t find when Mount Vernon completed the transition to the all-career organization of today.

    Part VIII – Independent Hose Company No. 2 – (Chemical 3) then (Ladder 3)

    Independent Hose Company No. 2 was organized at Pioneer Hall, Sixth Street, between Fourth and Fifth Avenues on October 28, 1889 by John Luther, Chairman and William J. Longly, Secretary.

    The Company moved to 444 South Fifth Avenue on October 8, 1895 where they remained until December 8, 1962, when they moved to their present quarters at Station 2, 431-435 South Fulton Avenue.

    A resolution was passed and adopted in December of 1889 authorizing payment of $15.00 per month rent for Pioneer Hall to house the hose carriage purchased by the company. An additional allocation was made to purchase 500 feet of fire hose for the company.

    The original officers were Fred Earl, Foreman; Chris Carroll, First Assistant; W.J. Gallagher, Second Assistant; B. McGrain, a village alderman, Treasure; William J. Longley, Secretary; and John F. Luther, Financial Secretary.

    Original members of the company, including the above listed officers were Thomas H. Boyce, J. Kayton, William Bowden, P.H. Kain, Robert Forman, T.E. Pendergast, Thomas Conlin, Charles Rider, William Sheen, D. Maher, P. Gilligan, Thomas Kennedy, W.C. Many, William Conley, N.A. Lawler, P. Riordan, John O’Brien, D. Atkinson, S. Greaft, and David Jordan.

    As with many of the early fire companies, there were family names that have rung with familiarity over the past century. Families that helped found and develop not only the fire department but also the village of Mount Vernon and later the City of Mount Vernon.

    Independent Hose Company No. 2 became a chemical wagon and later a ladder company and throughout its transition was an active fire company, in attendance at all of the major fires in the City.

  • Hank Bergson

    It was a great auction the volunteers made some $ and there were a lot of hapy collectors
    Any one have a list of Early Mt Vernon NY fire Chiefs looking for one with initials J.W.

  • Hank Bergson

    It was a great auction the volunteers made some $ and there were a lot of hapy collectors
    Any one have a list of Early Mt Vernon NY fire Chiefs looking for one with initials J.W.