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The Green Tree: Highlights from the Collection of the Mutual Assurance Company of Philadelphia - April 2007
 
 
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Union Hose 41 Spanner, c. 1865
Brass, 9 1/2 inches long
Engraved on one side of the handle: “Union Hose 41”;
on the other side: “WA 41”
References: Garvan and Wojtowicz 1977, 117, illus.
RS 6334


Spanners were used to open hydrants and couple hoses. This spanner was manufactured for the Union Hose Company No. 41, which was formed in the Mantua section of Philadelphia in 1856.

  


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