Acknowledgements and Credits
While a majority of this documentation is based upon my personal experience and observation, I would like to thank the many people who provided assistance in the form of answering questions, providing pictures and proofreading my typos. My sister deserves a big thank you for taking the time to supply some of the pictures, suggest editorial changes and contribute her endearing story of the time she saw the Fair American fire cannons in Central Park. The biggest round of applause should obviously go to my father. He not only left behind the artistic objects and legacy to write about, he left a fair amount of notes, plans, magazine articles, trophies and other objects to refresh my memory.
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