Firemen and their Exploits: with some account of the rise and development of fire-brigades, of various appliances for saving life at fires and extinguishing the flames.
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Firemen and their Exploits: with some account of the rise and development of fire-brigades, of various appliances for saving life at fires and extinguishing the flames.

By F. M. (Frederic Morell) Holmes
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  • FIREMEN AND THEIR EXPLOITS:
  • PREFACE.
  • CONTENTS.
  • CHAPTER I. THE HORSED FIRE-ESCAPE APPEARS. AN EXCITING SCENE.
  • CHAPTER II. THE BEGINNING OF THE STORY. HERO'S "SIPHON." HOW THE ANCIENTS STROVE TO EXTINGUISH FIRES.
  • CHAPTER III. IN MEDIÆVAL DAYS. AN EPOCH-MAKING FIRE.
  • CHAPTER IV. THE PEARL-BUTTON MAKER'S CONTRIVANCE. THE MODERN FIRE-ENGINE.
  • CHAPTER V. EXTINGUISHMENT BY COMPANY. THE BEGINNINGS OF FIRE INSURANCE.
  • CHAPTER VI. THE STORY OF JAMES BRAIDWOOD.
  • CHAPTER VII. THE THAMES ON FIRE. THE DEATH OF BRAIDWOOD.
  • CHAPTER VIII. A PERILOUS SITUATION. CAPTAIN SHAW. IMPROVEMENTS OF THE METROPOLITAN BOARD AND OF THE LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL.
  • CHAPTER IX. A VISIT TO HEADQUARTERS.
  • CHAPTER X. HOW RECRUITS ARE TRAINED.
  • CHAPTER XI. SOME STORIES OF THE BRIGADE.
  • CHAPTER XII. FIRE-ESCAPES AND FIRE-FLOATS.
  • CHAPTER XIII. CHEMICAL FIRE-ENGINES. FIRE-PROOFING, OR MUSLIN THAT WILL NOT FLAME.
  • CHAPTER XIV. THE WORK OF THE LONDON SALVAGE CORPS. THE GREAT CRIPPLEGATE FIRE.
  • CHAPTER XV. ACROSS THE WATER.
  • IN THE SAME SERIES.
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