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Collection
History Collection: Groups & Organizations
Object ID
1927.003
Date Range
August 14, 1860
Collection
History Collection: Groups & Organizations
Description
Parade Belt presented to Union Fire Company by the "Lady Friends" of the fire company. Leather strap with buckle and holder for flag. Sterling silver sheild attached to leather by to copper rivets. Engraved on shield: "Aug. 14th 1860/Presented by the Lady Friends/ of the Union Fire Co./No. 1/ at their centennial anniversary/ Aug. 14th 1760
Date Range
August 14, 1860
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Subject
Union Fire Company
Object Name
Belt, Parade
Height (in)
2.5
Length (in)
5.25
Width (in)
6.25
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2015-10-16
Condition Notes
Strap is torn in two places.
Accession Number
1927.003
Object ID
1927.003
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Wall
Island 1
Cabinet
Unit 7
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Disaster emergency directory

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo17745
Corporate Author
Union Fire Company Number One .
Date of Publication
1968.
Call Number
352.3 U58
Responsibility
published by Union Fire Company Number One .
Corporate Author
Union Fire Company Number One .
Place of Publication
[Lancaster, Pa.]
Publisher
[s.n.] ,
Date of Publication
1968.
Physical Description
v. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Title from cover.
Library has: 1968, 1971.
Includes advertisements.
Subjects
Union Fire Company Number One.
Fire departments - Pennsylvania - Lancaster County.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Lancaster County
Call Number
352.3 U58
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Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 2
Object ID
MG0545_Series02
Date Range
1856-1897
  1 document  
Description Level
Fonds
Collection
George and Rhonda Andreadis Collection of Lancaster City Records, Series 2
Description
The documents in MG0545, Series 2 represent the business of the City of Lancaster related to the fire department, which was established in 1881 by consolidating the private fire companies in the city. These nineteenth century documents are primarily invoices for engine and hose parts and repairs; horse tack, feed and stables; alarm boxes; salary payments; supplies; and engine house maintenance. A few invoices are for the earlier volunteer fire companies.
Admin/Biographical History
"A radical change in the method of providing protection against fire was brought about in 1882, a paid city fire department being substituted for the volunteer fire companies. The old system had to some extent fallen into
disrepute and become inefficient. The ordinance creating the new system was approved Dec. 21, 1881, and actual organization was commenced in February 1882 by the appointment of Henry N. Howell as chief engineer.
The engine-houses, engines, and hose-carts of the American and Washington Fire Companies were purchased, and also the engines of the Union and Sun Companies and the house of the Humane. The department was in working order in April 1882 and has since then been constantly undergoing improvement."
Ellis, Franklin and Samuel Evans. History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Philadelphia: Everts & Peck. 1883.
Custodial History
Note: These documents are mostly administrative records, not permanent records, and were likely purged by the city offices when they were no longer needed. We are fortunate that they survived as they contain details about Lancaster's past.
Collection was organized and rehoused by PH, Summer 2011; finding aid typed by HST, April 2012.
System of Arrangement
This collection is organized into series by subject:
Series 1 Market Houses
Series 2 Fire Department
Series 3 Bridges
Series 4 Railroads
Series 5 Lamps and Lighting
Series 6 Relief Fund
Series 7 Administrative Records
Date Range
1856-1897
Year Range From
1856
Year Range To
1897
Date of Accumulation
1856-1897
Creator
Lancaster (Pa.)
People
Albright, Robert
Barr, Charles H.
Bateman, William H.
Beidle, John
Bihl, A. F.
Blickenderfer, R.
Brimmer, Fred
Brimmer, George H.
Brown, Daniel
Brown, George W.
Calder, George Jr.
Colvin, C. H.
Cox , Samuel B.
Cummings, W. P.
Eby, Jonas F.
Edgerley, Edward
Erisman, H. M.
Eshelman, J. W.
Faust, Jacob
Finney, W. B.
Glazier, Henry
Groff, Abraham S.
Groff, H. E.
Groff, Nathaniel
Hartman, Army
Hatz, Jacob
Hawthorn, John A.
Heinitsh, John F.
Herr, Abraham
Herr, Allan A.
Herr, J. L.
Herr, M. B.
Hirsh, B. W.
Hoch, W. T.
Huber, Joseph H.
Jacks, Samson
Jahn, Francis
Jeffries, John R.
Kitch, Davis
Kreider, Jacob S.
Martin, B. B.
Miller, Fred
Miller, H. C.
Miller, Mrs. L.
Pfeiffer, F. W.
Plitt, Edward
Pontz, Adam
Ringwalt, Amos
Rudy, Frank H.
Rudy, Philip
Schum, Philip
Shaub, H.
Shaub, J. C.
Shenk, B. M.
Shenk, Charles G.
Shindle, J. P.
Shirk, Reuben
Smeltz, Edmond S.
Steigerwalt, H. J.
Sutton , J. L.
Vondersmith, H. B.
Walker, Edward
Welchans, A. C.
Wilson, William H.
Wise, Zeb
Wohlsen, William
Wylie, William T.
Zook, Jacob K.
[Roote], G. W.
Subjects
Fire departments
Volunteer fire departments
Business records
Lancaster (Pa.)
Search Terms
American Engine Company
American Fire Company
Baumgardner Co.
Baumgardner, Eberman & Co.
Baumgardners & Jefferies
Binkley's Bridge Post Office
Burger & Anderson
Business records
C. V. Rote & Co.
Centennial Pastry Board
Chambers & Palmer
Citizens' Electric Light, Heat and Power Co.
City Hotel
Crystal Ice Co.
D. B. Landis & Son
Dennison Mfg. Co.
Dialogue & Serrill
Eagle Spoke and Bending Works
Eureka Fire Hose Company
Everts & Overdeer
Finding aids
Fire departments
Friendship Hose Company
Fulton Cotton Mill
Gamewell Fire Alarm Telegraph Company
George M. Steinman & Co.
Gleason & Bailey Mfg. Co.
Gutta Percha & Rubber Mfg. Co.
Henwood Co.
Humane Hose Company
Invoices
J. B. Prescott & Son
J. B. Shannon & Sons
J. M. Migeod & Son
J. P. Stormfeltz & Sons
John Best & Son
L. G. Tillotson & Co.
La France Fire Engine Co.
Lancaster
Lancaster Gas Light and Fuel Co.
Lancaster Planing Mill Co.
Lancaster Son & Co.
Lancaster Steam Soap & Candle Works
Lowell Harness and Collar Co.
Manchester Locomotive Works
Manuscript groups
Marion & Stoy
McLaughlin & Gesell
Miller & Hartman, wholesale grocers
Patrick & Carter Co.
Philip Lebzelter and Company
Phoenix Cork Works
Reilly Bros. & Raub
Ridenour & Schaum
Samuel Eastman & Co
Shiffler Hose Company.
Southern Electric Co.
Stoner, Shreiner & Co.
Sun Engine Company
Union Fire Company
Washington Engine and Hose Company
Washington Fire Company
[Wilfing] & Sawyer
Extent
2 boxes, 72 folders, .5 cubic ft.
Object Name
Fonds
Language
English
Object ID
MG0545_Series02
Other Number
MG-545, Series 2
Classification
MG0545
MG0545_Series02
Location
LancasterHistory
Room
Archives South
Wall
Side 11
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory
Access Conditions / Restrictions
No restrictions. Original documents may be used. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Documents
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Historical sketch of the Union fire company, no. 1, of the city of Lancaster, Penna., from 1760 to 1879

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo9021
Author
Sanderson, Alfred.
Date of Publication
1879.
Call Number
352.3 U58s
Responsibility
By Alfred Sanderson.
Author
Sanderson, Alfred.
Place of Publication
Lancaster, Pa
Publisher
The Company,
Date of Publication
1879.
Physical Description
viii, 9-153 p. : fronts., illus., ports. ; 23 cm.
Subjects
Union Fire Company, No. 1 (Lancaster, Pa.)
Lancaster (Pa.) - Fires and fire prevention.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Rare Books
Lancaster History Library - Lancaster County
Call Number
352.3 U58s
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Collection
Firefighting Collection
Object ID
2015.999.39
Collection
Firefighting Collection
Description
Union Fire Company Leather insignia or emblem. Long strip of leather with curved ends, painted black with a .0625in gold border around edge. "UNION," 1.75in high letters, is painted in gold in the center. At both ends an 8.5in piece of cotton tape is sewn to the back and is drawn through a hole to the front.
Subcategory
Need to Classify
Search Terms
Union Fire Company
Object Name
Insignia
Height (in)
7.875
Width (in)
18.625
Dimension Details
Width includes insignia only. Total width including ties is 17in.
Condition
Fair
Condition Date
2015-12-10
Condition Notes
A tear on the back has been repaired with white fabric some time prior to 12/10/2015.
Accession Number
2015.999
Object ID
2015.999.39
Location
LHO
Room
DAC
Wall
Island 1
Cabinet
Unit 7
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Collection
General Collection
Object ID
2-11-02-07
Date Range
September 1973
  1 image  
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Collection
General Collection
Description
Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, wearing Union Fire Company hat. Fiedler was made an honorary member of the Union Fire Company in September 1973. Ceremony held at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster.
Date Range
September 1973
Creator
Lancaster New Era
People
Fiedler, Arthur
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Boston Pops Orchestra
Union Fire Company
Fulton Opera House
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Print Size
8 x 10
Condition
Good
Object ID
2-11-02-07
Images
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Collection
General Collection
Object ID
2-11-02-08
Date Range
September 1973
  1 image  
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Collection
General Collection
Description
Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, wearing Union Fire Company hat. Fiedler was made an honorary member of the Union Fire Company in September 1973. Ceremony held at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster.
Date Range
September 1973
People
Fiedler, Arthur
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Boston Pops Orchestra
Union Fire Company
Fulton Opera House
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Print Size
8 x 10
Condition
Good
Object ID
2-11-02-08
Images
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Collection
General Collection
Object ID
2-11-02-09
Date Range
September 1973
  1 image  
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Collection
General Collection
Description
Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, backstage at the Fulton Opera House. Fiedler was made an honorary member of the Union Fire Company in September 1973. Ceremony held at the Fulton Opera House in Lancaster.
Date Range
September 1973
Creator
Lancaster New Era
People
Fiedler, Arthur
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Fulton Opera House
Union Fire Company
Boston Pops Orchestra
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Print Size
8 x 10
Condition
Good
Object ID
2-11-02-09
Images
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Collection
General Collection
Object ID
2-11-02-10
Date Range
September 1973
  1 image  
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Collection
General Collection
Description
Members of the Union Fire Company at the Fulton Opera House at performance of Arthur Fiedler and Boston Pops Orchestra. Fiedler was also made an honorary life member of the Union Fire Company. Second from left is Jack Loose.
Date Range
September 1973
Creator
Lancaster New Era
People
Loose, Jack
Fiedler, Arthur
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Fulton Opera House
Boston Pops Orchestra
Union Fire Company
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Print Size
8 x 10
Condition
Good
Object ID
2-11-02-10
Images
Less detail
Collection
General Collection
Object ID
2-11-02-11
Date Range
September 1973
  1 image  
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Collection
General Collection
Description
Arthur Fiedler, conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, at the Fulton Opera House. Fiedler was made an honorary life member of Union Fire Company.
Date Range
September 1973
People
Fiedler, Arthur
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Fulton Opera House
Boston Pops Orchestra
Union Fire Company
Object Name
Print, Photographic
Print Size
8 x 10
Condition
Good
Object ID
2-11-02-11
Images
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