Economical Motor Fire Engine for Small Town

Issue 17 and Volume 52.

Economical Motor Fire Engine for Small Town The accompanying illustration shows a combination chemical wagon, motor-driven, recently completed for the town of Seymour, Conn. The engine is of particular interest for the reason that it suggests an excellent means whereby small towns and summer communities can obtain an excellent chemical engine at a nominal small cost. This engine consists of a Chalmers chassis which was purchased from the local garage man at a very light cost. With a few modifications this chassis was made over into an excellent chemical engine equipment with a forty-gallon copper tank, hose and reel. The apparatus is the output of the O. J. Childs Company, of Utica, N. Y., who have also equipped several engines of this kind for other small cities and towns. Gloversville and Norwich, both small but enterprising New York state cities, have been provided with them. In the latter cases the…

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