Seventeen actual portraits of posed firemen wearing parade uniforms; helmets and parade belts display “FC 10” [Forest City 10] proudly flanking a crane-neck style engine with tall dome air chamber.
Torrent 10 was organized 1854 when Ohio City was annexed by the city of Cleveland See the History of the Cleveland Fire Dept 1857; in 1854 Forest 2 and Washington 1 were merged as part of the annexation of Ohio City by the Cleveland Fire Department becoming Torrent 10.
See, Cleveland FD History, published 1897, page 13
See the Encyclopedia of American Hand Fire Engines presented by Handtub Junction; page 91 for the only Torrent #10 listing.
(Excellent condition; frame: 42.25" x 26.25"; view: 35.5" x 19.5")
Very fine, outstanding condition; mounted within a period carved walnut frame with gilt liner. (Frame: 21.5 by 27.25"; view: 17.75 by 23.5")
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