Old Town's first motorized truck, Old Town, ca. 1919

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.

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  • Title: Old Town's first motorized truck, Old Town, ca. 1919
  • Creation Date: circa 1919
  • Subject Date: circa 1919
  • Location: Old Town, Penobscot County, 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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