Tuesday, February 23, 2010

1920: Shenanigans in BSP

Trenton Evening Times, August 21,1920

 This is a strange bit of information.  Could the sign have been posted by a member or members of the organization that called itself the Broad Street Park Fire Company who were jealous that Rusling Hose Company had a new firehouse completed in 1920 and they were operating out of a storefront a block away?  Nonsensical is the statement that "some folks" suggested that Rusling Hose Company change its name to that of its rival.  I wish the reporter had been more explicit on the matter.  As we know, this was ignored and Rusling Hose Company will celebrate its 115th anniversary in 2011. 

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