Friday, September 27, 2013

Fire Department



Today's picture shows a fire engine from the York, Pennsylvania fire department. The picture was taken in 1911. I find it interesting that in most cases the old fire pumps are pulled by three white horses. I wonder if white horses was some sort of fire fighter tradition.

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  1. It looks to me like this is the same machine and horses that were pictured earlier this week. It is certainly the same type machine if not the exact same - add the horses, and my money is on the same machine and horses in a static picture as the running picture earlier.

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    1. Nope not the same...different harnesses, different hitch and different fire wagon. Maybe the fire wagon was made by the same company but it has some different equipment on it.

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  2. So far, no pictures of Dalmatians on any of this old fire apparatus. Maybe all of the pictures I have seen of them on old fire engines were just posed.

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