Old Town's 1st Motorized Truck

Contributed by Hose 5 Fire Museum


This 1917 Garford Pumper is Old Town Fire Department's first motorized fire engine. It is also one of only two other Garford Fire Engines still in existence today (one is in Australia). The $3,310 Garford was used until it was sold in 1959. In the early 1990s Old Town Firefighter Bruce Johnson (now a Bangor Firefighter) led a team in the restoration of the venerable engine. Items of interest on the Garford include wooden spoked wheels, wooden sterring wheel, and brass oil lanterns along with the electric headlights.

The truck is now on display at the Hose 5 Fire Museum.

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About This Item

  • Title: Old Town's 1st Motorized Truck
  • Creation Date: circa 1919
  • Subject Date: circa 1919
  • Town: Old Town
  • County: Penobscot
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 19 cm x 29 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Hose 5 Fire Museum
247 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401
(207) 945-3229

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