This is Dave and Barbara Hubert's website, creators of the "HUBIE" cartoon series and owners of a very colorful, traveling, fully restored and operational horse drawn "American" Steam Fire engine. Here you will find Humor, History... and a place where we all come together to share our common love for the Fire Service. We are excited to introduce our newly released documentary, "The Steamer-An American Icon". Please watch the below trailer, check out our touring schedule and come see us soon!
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The Steamer - An American Icon - Trailer
During the middle of the nineteenth century a new form of firefighting was introduced with the advent of the horse-drawn steam fire engine. This revolutionary technology gave firefighters the ability to pump thousands of gallons of water on a fire with a minimal crew; this changed everything.
As the Industrial Revolution continued and the advances of the internal combustion engine became commonplace, the need for horse drawn vehicles became obsolete and the romantic era of the Steamer faded away. This documentary is about the discovery, resurrection and restoration of a 1902 American Steam Fire Engine.