1861 Hand Tub

In March 1901, a group of citizens composed of D.J. Flanders, J.N. George, Arthur G. Pollard and Hetta L. Titcomb presented the Town a fire engine, (or hand tub as we know this equipment) “on condition that said engine shall never be located at a greater distance than one-half mile from the Town Hall.” The Town accepted the gift and the engine was initially kept in the engine house, formerly located west of Main St. near the raiload tracks. In 1974 the engine was restored for the 225th Anniversary of Plaistow.

In September 2005, volunteers from the society and the Plaistow Fire Department moved the hand tub from the firehouse to the society’s museum.

Visit the museum to see this and many other interesting exhibits that present Plaistow’s past.