Item: Map of Philadelphia for use of Firemen and Others, 1820

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Record Number: 11891
Call number: Of 610 ca. 1820
Cartographer: John Adems Paxton
Address: Philadelphia, PA
Date of Original: circa 1820
Original Format: Map
Dimensions: Dimensions of image, 62 by 49 cm
Image description: Map of Philadelphia showing the locations of fire plugs (fire hydrants), and listing the names and locations of fire houses. Also includes a diagram of the inner workings of a fire plug, and a short summary of the Fairmount Water Works, which supplied water to the fire plug system.