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Fort William 1906 Inventory

This inventory from December 1906 shows what the Fort William Fire Department owned in terms of firefighting equipment, as well as the contents and furnishings of the stations. It is interesting to note the difference in amenities between the Central and Brown Street Stations, as well as the costs of the contents, such as $225 for a team of horses.

The inventory reads:

"FORT WILLIAM FIRE DEPARTMENT-- 1906. INVENTORY. December 15th, 1906.

CENTRAL FIRE STATION--

1 SEAGRAVE LADDER AND EQUIPMENT ....... $1,300.00
1 Hose Wagon [and equipment] ........................ $350.00
1 Hose Sleigh [and equipment] ......................... $100.00
1 Large Reel and 1 Small Reel .......................... $25.00
2300 Feet of Hose ............................................ $2,300.00
12 Rubber Coats .............................................. $36.00
12 Rubber Boots .............................................. $24.00
 
                                                                       $4,135.00
Uniform Caps and Coats                                       $100.00
                                                                        $4,235.00
 
CONTENTS OF BEDROOMS--
6 Bedsteads with Mattresses and Springs .....
3 Dressers with 6 Chairs ....................
6 Double Wool Blankets ......................
5 Double Wool Blankets-Light ................
8 Single Wool Blankets-Light ................
6 Comforters ................................
6 Pillows and 12 Pillow Cases ...............
6 White Cotton Sheets .......................
6 Roller Towels and 12 Single Towels ........ $125.50

CONTENTS OF HALL---
1 Clothes Closet ................................... $12.00
1 Large Table and 1 Small Table ............. $1.00
26 Chairs ............................................... $6.00
1 Safe .................................................. $45.00
                                                             $94.00

CONTENTS OF STABLE---
1 Team of Horses ................................... $225.00
2 Seta [sic] Harness and Blankets ........... $100.00
1 Ton of Hay ........................................... $20.00
100 Bushels of Oats ............................... $50.00
5 Sacks of Bran ..................................... $5.00
                                                             $400.00

FURNACE ROOM---
2 Tons of Coal .............................. $14.00
                                                    $4868.50

WESTFORT DEPARTMENT.

FIRE STATION---

1 Hook and Ladder Waggon [sic] ....................... $150.00
1 Hose Reel ..................................................... $25.00
700 Feet of Hose .............................................. $550.00
6 Rubber Coats, 6 Rubber Caps and 6 Pair Boots $40.00
1 Table, Bench and 6 Chairs, 1 Stove ................. $10.00 
                                                                        $775.00

Total: $5,643.50

[signed] H.M. Piper (Chief)
John A. Mill (Sec.)
"

City of Thunder Bay Archives Series Number: 16
TBA: 207-12