Fire Company 125 Years Old

Issue 15 and Volume 67.

Fire Company 125 Years Old The Endeavor Fire Company of Burlington, N. J., recently celebrated its 125th birthday. The scene of the celebration was the firehouse on East Union Street, the rear of which is the old market place where the company’s home stood a century ago. Mayor Mount in a speech sketched the history of the company, which was organized 125 years ago as an outgrowth of the town’s first three hand-engine companies, dating back to 1742. The Endeavor housed in 1798 one of the first fire engines used in South Jersey. It was made by Samuel Briggs of Philadelphia, and in 1875 it purchased from that city the famous old Babcock horse-drawn chemical engine. The present equipment of the company is completely motorized and includes a chemical combination truck and hose wagon. William B. Cramer of Beverly, president of the Burlington County Firemen’s Association, also made a speech…

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