Contributed by Hose 5 Fire Museum
The Old Town Fire Department's first motorized fire engine was a 1917 Garford Pumper. It was one of only two other Garford Fire Engines in existence (one is in Australia), as of 2002.
The Garford cost $3,310 and the Fire Department used it until 1959, when it was sold. In the early 1990s, Old Town Firefighter Bruce Johnson led a team in the restoration of the venerable engine.
Items of interest on the Garford included wooden spoked wheels, a wooden steering wheel, and brass oil lanterns along with the electric headlights.
The truck belongs to the Hose 5 Fire Museum.
About This Item
- Title: Old Town's first motorized truck, Old Town, ca. 1919
- 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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Standardized Subject Headings
- Fire engines--Maine--Old Town
- Fire stations--Maine--Old Town
- Old Town Fire Department (Me.)--Equipment & supplies
For more information about this item, contact:Hose 5 Fire Museum
247 State Street, Bangor, ME 04401
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