HOUSE BILL NO. 472
AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE DEACCESSION OF AN ANTIQUE HANDDRAWN PUMPER TO THE CLAYTON FIRE COMPANY NO. 1, INC.
WHEREAS, on April 19, 1889, the Clayton Fire Company purchased from Smyrna for the price of $65.00, a hand truck which was the first piece of apparatus bought by the Company; and
WHEREAS, this hand truck, or hand-drawn pumper, was donated to the Delaware State Museum, an institution of the Division of Cultural Affairs, in 1958 and was placed on exhibit at that time; and
WHEREAS, In 1981 the pumper was returned to the Clayton Fire Company, now the Clayton Fire Company No. 1, for display during the Delaware Firemen's Association's annual convention in Clayton; and
WHEREAS, the Clayton Fire Company No. 1 extensively restored the antique pumper during that period; and
WHEREAS, the Clayton Fire Company No. I now desires that the pumper be returned to the company for display at the firehouse.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF DELAWARE:
Section 1. The Division of Cultural Affairs of the Office of the Secretary of State is directed to return to the Clayton Fire Company No. I, Inc., the antique hand-drawn pumper donated to the State in 1958.
Section 2. A copy of this Act shall be sent without delay to the Director of the Division of Cultural Affairs.
Approved May 22, 1984