The engines were removed from the Repair Shops to the Market building, Avenue C and Seventeenth street, and firemen detailed to watch the same .
At six o'clock A. M. on November 9th, the engines were placed in position at the river, foot of East Seventeenth street, and in the choice of positions, No. 20 was placed on the easterly end, No. 33 in the centre, and No. 13 on the westerly end.
No. 13 was handled by Messrs. Ahrens, assisted by the
Engineers of No. 13, Reynolds and Sembler.
No. 33 was handled by two (2) Engineers from the Clapp & Jones Works, assisted by the Engineers of Nos. 5 and 33, Leonard and Burns.
No. 20 was handled by by Engineers Letferts, Homer, Ryan,
Regan and Pallette, of this Departmcnt.
Description of Engines
No. 13, built by the Ahrens Manufacturing Company of Cincinnati, O., with the Ahrens' improved Latta boiler, double shell and coil, diameter of boiler, 35 inches, containing 191 square feet of heating surface; vertical engine, with two (2) steam cylinders, 7 1/4 inch diameter, 8-inch stroke. Area of each steam cylinder, 41.2825.
Two (2) double plunger pumps, 41/2 inch diameter, 8-inch stroke. Area of each pump, 15,9043; cubic inches in each pump, 127, 2344; weight of engine with water, 7,575 pounds.
No. 20, Amoskeag engine, built by the Manchester Locomotive
Works, Manchestcr, N. H. Upright tubular boiler, diameter, 31 inches, containing
140 square feet of heating surface; vertical engine, with two (2) steam
cylinders, 75/8 inches diameter, 8-inch stroke. Area of each steam cylinder,