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Mrs Lifecruisers contribution to theme Technology
Steam Fire Engine 1878
Origin. Nichols & Co, Burlington, Vermont, USA. Now in The Swedish National Museem of Science and Technology in Stockholm, were we saw it yesterday! This one belonged to the fire station at Ljusne (North East of Sweden). Drawn by horses. Capacity: 18000 litre /minute. The water jet could reach a height of 50 metres. Now that is what I call a spurt! *lol*

Don’t miss the joke down below either, it’s involving some technology too ;-) Or maybe mostly techniques….? *lol*

© Lifecruiser (Stockholm, Sweden)

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40 Comments on “Photo Scavenger Hunt Techno”

    viamarie PHILIPPINES said:

    Our present fire engines have definitely gone a long way.

    Happy Saturday!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, they sure has!!! Luckily enough. Though I find these older ones much more exciting :-)


    Very cool to see how technology has evolved. :grin:

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I should have tried to get a shot of a fire truck of today too, to really show the difference huh?

    Debbie UNITED STATES said:

    Now that is a different spin on the theme I did not quite expect! Very nice piece of machinery! Imagine the fear of waiting for it to put out the fire!! LOL

    Mine is up and a bit different! Have a fun filled weekend!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, quite different from the ones nowadays huh? But still surprisingly efficent :-)

    mar SPAIN said:

    2nd try: it’s wonderful how the pic matches your color theme! it seems you had a nice time at the museum. Great choice for today’s theme, happy saturday!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I noticed that too :-) We had a gret time, it’s always fun to see technology like that.


    Way cool!!! Such a unique idea for this week’s theme.
    I got a joke at the bottom of mine this time too. LOL

    Happy Saturday.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Hootin’ Anni, I’ll pop over to read the joke too :-)

    Maribeth UNITED STATES said:

    New England (Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut), were all big producers of carriages and early fire machines like this. We have one of the oldest Concord Carriages just down the road from us on display!
    Thanks for letting me know where this fire engine ended up! :grin:

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I thought it could be interesting to know that it spread even over here!

    Caylynn GERMANY said:

    Very cool. :cool: That’s a great old fire engine. :) Nice choice – it shows how technology has evolved.

    Thanks for stopping by and have a good weekend. :)

    Lifecruiser: Imagine that thing in action :-)

    Sandy UNITED STATES said:

    YOu went the other direction with this word I see. Hmm great idea!! My picture is up for today too. Stop by if you find the time…Sandy
    Have a great weekend…

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I did, after many thought of the subject and many objects to shoot at the museum, but still, I love old things. They really fascinate me. I’ve been at your place and dropped a comment already :-)

    Gattina BELGIUM said:

    So ! For having a very original picture you went especially to a museum ! Why didn’t I think of it ? Or going to the dentist and take a picture of his torture chair? Anyway it changes with all the TV & stuff I saw this morning, mine included fortunately I have cat Pookie on the pictures (to make the difference)

    Thanks for you comment on these girls. You know I also thought like you but then at least 2 couples were different they really loved each other you could feel it. And he was a widow anyway. It’s difficult to say, because we never have lived in such a misery like the Ukrainians they still have not enough to eat and they also can not read and write I mean not like us, they only read and write russian. I have seen a little boy of 10 yrs who translated everything for his parents and told his father where to sign the bill. That’s why I became careful with my judgements.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, we did and it was a good reason for getting out in the bad weather!!! We would have gone out otherwise. Funny your mentioning the dentist chair because it nearly went that way! I had a part of a tooth filling came loose yesterday and wasn’t sure if I would have to go to the dentist emergency this weekend or not, still not sure.

    About the girls, I know of their conditions, because I have relatives in Estonia, which has had similar living conditions, so I’ve heard a lot “from the inside”. Which I sometimes wish I hadn’t heard of… It’s really sad, sad, sad.

    Zoots Mom UNITED STATES said:

    What a fantastic take …I love it. Mine’s up. Have a great weekend!!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. I’ve visited yours which was equally fantstic :-)

    Linda UNITED STATES said:

    Just goes to show how very much things have advanced over the years. :shock: Thanks for sharing!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it’s easy to forget, especially if not seen with our own eyes!

    Mike UNITED STATES said:

    A good post for the hunt. Back in the day, this was great technology. I enjoy seeing things like this. Makes for an interesting comparison too.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks Mike. It sure was. I think i would have loved to see it in action even today actually, but i’m a bit childish ;-)

    Carol M. UNITED STATES said:

    You know, this is a great photo. I’m always interested in antiques like this. I think we make technological advances by looking to the past.

    Nice post!

    Mine is up too.


    Lifecruiser: Thanks. Yes, the past is very important in the evolving :-)

    deb UNITED STATES said:

    Interesting! I’d never seen a steam fire engine before. I do love going through museums whenever I get an opportunity. We’ve come a long way :)
    Have a great weekend!

    Lifecruiser: I’ve actually seen it once before, but it’s still a great thing to see and amazes over!

    Lisa UNITED STATES said:

    Wow- that is impressive that the water could shoot 50 m from this fire engine! I love museums- thanks for sharing that with us.

    Have a wonderful weekend and thanks for stopping by mine. :-)

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it’s the steam that does the trick here, powerful engines.

    Shoshana UNITED STATES said:

    Wow! Isn’t that awesome. I never really thought anyone from that era drives anything.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it must have been quite an public attraction in that time :-)

    eija FINLAND said:

    Heh – just like Gattina, my first thought was “did they go to the museum just to take photos for the hunt theme?” *grin*

    That’s actually a pretty developed fire engine – in our town museum we have those that were only pulled by horses – no steam involved at all. But then again, the town burned down a couple hundred years ago…

    Lifecruiser: Not just to take photos for the hunt, it’s really interesting and I was hoping they would have some more interesting exhibition but they didn’t. Today on the other hand, there is a premier evening for their new 4-D cinema which sounded a little bit too real to me… *s*

    srp UNITED STATES said:

    On a recent trip I found an old rusted steam tractor. Compare that to the modern combine with air conditioned cabs… how farming has changed as well.

    Thanks for the visit.

    Lifecruiser: Oh, I love old rusty tractors too. Seems like I love all old things. Except for old food that turned into garbage ;-)

    Frances UNITED STATES said:

    I am imagining the crowds of people who stood in awe when this fire engine did it’s stuff.
    Fabulous choice.
    Take care,

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. Yes, it gives a wind of the wings of history huh? Funny, I was at your blog at the same time you were here :-)

    TorAa NORWAY said:

    Amazing spurtpower in this oldie…

    Fascinating story. Thanks for the information

    Lifecruiser: Yes, that was very powerful at that time. Oh, how i would have wanted to go back in time to see it!

    tnchick UNITED STATES said:

    Wow, I’d love to be up close with it to check it out. Very cool and awesome photo, LC

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. Yes, and see it in action! Imagine a water war with this one! *giggles*

    GoofyJ UNITED STATES said:

    What a great photo – perfect for the theme. :) My photo is up.

    Lifecruiser: At least the object is great, the light in the photo could be a bit better though :-)


    A trip to the museum – how fun! Great tech pic!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. Oh, yes, they had a lot of fun things over there!


    What a great idea for technology. Fire trucks sure have come a long way and I bet the firemen are very happy about that. Love the photo. Thanks for sharing and have a great weekend.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks. Yes, they sure has. But somehow these old engines seems funnier for the rest of us though, which don’t have to fight the fire for real :-)


    Can you imagine living when that was the norm?

    Mine’s up too :)

    Lifecruiser: and with living candlelight it was probably a life in fear for the fire!

    RennyBA NORWAY said:

    We have one or two in Norwegian Technical Museum too and I think I’ve seen likewise although smaller, in Vadsbo Museum in Mariestad.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, I can imagine that :-) They’re probably spread over the whole Scandinavian.


    I think it’s interesting that this was imported to Sweden from the U.S. I would have thought that Sweden could make its own fire engines? Oh well, maybe not so easily at that time.

    I am finally getting back into full participation in the Photo Hunt. For a while I was posting but not visiting. Now I am trying to make the rounds again.

    Lifecruiser: From what I can understand, the development of the fire engines was slow because of the conservative attitude within the fire fighting department. The Swedish John Ericsson did construct a fire engine in England already around 1830, but didn’t get any appreciation for it. Then at 1878 in Sweden, when the technology had spread in England, Germany and USA, we started to copy them from USA.

    This one was bought for that copying purpose. The production started more serious 1883 of Ludwigsbergs Mekaniska Verkstad in Stockholm, which become one of the international leading companys in the bransch. During the period 1825–1920 they produced thousands of them. With other words, it lived long after they stopped using horses in the fire fighting departments.


    Super photo LifeCruiser!
    Good choice too!
    Happy Weekend
    Mine’s up too!

    Lifecruiser: Thanks LibertyBelle :-) i’ll pop over.

    Tanya HONG KONG said:

    Wow! That’s some old technology.

    I played too.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it sure is! i’ll pop over.

    Heather UNITED STATES said:

    It still amazes me how far we have come.

    Mine is up.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, we sure has and luckily I say!


    What a cool photo of an old fire engine. Great choice for this week’s theme!

    Lifecruiser: Yes, and it was even more cool to see in real life, though i wish that we could have seen it in action!

    sally AUSTRALIA said:

    Cool, Everything is technology.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it really is, if you start to think about it .-)

    Gattina BELGIUM said:

    Dear Mrs. Lifecruiser (attention with the dear !)

    I want to ask you a favor (see !) I finally made a blogroll for CATS ON TUESDAY and am very proud that it worked ! But ! Now I have a problem, I wanted to put the code on a post but of course Bloggergoogle refused. So looking through other blogrolls I finally found how “Tuckle it Tuesday” is made. And it was you ! Could you help me to do the same with my cat lovers ?
    I tried to contact you per email, but the gmail thing doesn’t work !

    Lifecruiser: *S* OK, what have you done so far? Registrered it at yet? (I sent this to you with our yahoo email account instead too)

    eph2810 UNITED STATES said:

    How cool – thank you for sharing Mrs. Lifecruiser. I like to visit museums. Now I don’t even have to leave my home – you are bringing it home to me :)

    Lifecruiser: Yes, isn’t internet neat that way? i love to explore the world by net.

    abe-hap AUSTRALIA said:

    fantastic piece of technology – I love it.:grin:
    thanks for visiting us.

    Lifecruiser: Yes, it truly is :-)


    This is really something. Mine is up too.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks :-)

    Sunflower CANADA said:

    Very cool!

    Thanks for stopping by my Sunflower blog.

    I will Exercise for Comments!

    Lifecruiser: thanks :-)


    Real Cool! Not too dis-similar to my take on the theme today.

    Lifecruiser: Thanks, yours were very cool too! i loved it :-)

    Rach PHILIPPINES said:

    Thanks for sharing your creative entry this week. Hope you had a loveyl weekend.

    Lifecruiser: You’re welcome. Yes, it’s been a great weekend despite the bad weather :-)

    Sanni GERMANY said:

    I´m sorry for being so late this week – I´ve got a bad cold… so I´m hunting out of my bed =)
    That´s a great choice for this week´s theme!

    Please visit mySPSH #5 – thank you =)

    Lifecruiser: Oh, I do hope you’re feeling a lot better now! Get well :-) I’ve already visited your PSH :-)

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