Saybrook is Given New Chemical Car

Issue 13 and Volume 76.

Saybrook is Given New Chemical Car Through a donation of $4,000 made by Finley J. Sheppard, a wealthy summer resident, the town of Saybrook, Conn., is now equipped with a modern piece of firefighting apparatus in the form of a new American – LaFrance Brockway Torpedo type C chemical car. The machine is now housed in a new fire station. The accompanying illustration shows Chief Gordon B. Smith on the seat of the new apparatus. The new chemical is equipped with two 35 and one 40-gallon tank. 4 Rough Rider extension ladders, two hose reels with 200 feet of chemical hose and a large basket for carrying coats, boots and other paraphernalia. The chassis is an especially made one. The motor is 40 horse power, Wisconsin make. The machine was given its initial test recently and pronounced O. K. by the town officials of Saybrook. A new Gamewell fire alarm…

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