1923 Seagrave Pumper Fire Engine

Summary

Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, purchased this fire truck in 1924, gave it a major overhaul in 1938 (adding new fenders, wheels, and lights), and fought fires with it for another 25 years. A 130-horsepower engine allowed the Seagrave to pump 750 gallons of water per minute. Gold-leaf decorations illustrate the pride firefighters took in their truck.

Grosse Pointe Shores, Michigan, purchased this fire truck in 1924, gave it a major overhaul in 1938 (adding new fenders, wheels, and lights), and fought fires with it for another 25 years. A 130-horsepower engine allowed the Seagrave to pump 750 gallons of water per minute. Gold-leaf decorations illustrate the pride firefighters took in their truck.

Artifact

Fire engine

Date Made

1924

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

63.153.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of the City of Grosse Pointe Shores

Material

Steel (Alloy)
Metal

Color

Red
Gold (Color)
Black (Color)
White (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 91 in

Width: 90 in

Length: 256 in

Wheelbase: 159 in

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