Reading's Volunteer Fire Department: Its History and Traditions


Dark red cloth, black lettering. Slight shelf wear, slightly toned endsheets and text block edges with former owner's address inscription and another notation on front flyleaf. [viii],263 pp., illus. w/ b&w photographs; rear map present and fully intact. Scarce color illus. dust jacket shows closed 1 1/2" v-tear with crease along top front edge, minor loss at head of spine panel and top of front joint, rubbed edges and typically toned rear panel, now in mylar. General department history followed by individual department histories of Rainbow, Junior, Reading Hose, Neversink, Friendship Steam Fire Engine, Liberty, Washington, Keystone Hook & Ladder, Hampden, Marion Hose & Steam, Riverside, Schuylkill, Union, Oakbrook, Firemen's Associations, private organizations, present facilities and equipment, fire prevention, economic aspects, Reading's major fires, several appendices. Bibliography. Scarce.

Title: Reading's Volunteer Fire Department: Its History and Traditions

Author Name: Federal Writers' Project of the Works Progress Administration in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania; Walter S. Frees (fwd.); Paul Comly French (pref.)

Categories: Pennsylvania: Berks County,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Philadelphia, PA, William Penn Association: 1938

ISBN Number: B00411AT5A

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: VG-

Type: Book

Size: 8vo - over 7" - 9" tall

Seller ID: 041805

Keywords: READING BERKS COUNTY PENNSYLVANIA FIRE COMPANY DEPARTMENT RAINBOW, JUNIOR, HOSE, NEVERSINK, FRIENDSHIP STEAM ENGINE, LIBERTY, WASHINGTON, KEYSTONE HOOK & LADDER, HAMPDEN, MARION HOSE STEAM, RIVERSIDE, SCHUYLKILL, UNION, OAKBROOK,