New York Sells Old Apparatus
Unlike antique furniture and first editions of books, there appears to he little desire for old fire apparatus. This was learned at the auction held by the New York Fire Department at which time eighty-nine condemned pieces of fire apparatus and equipment was sold for $6,773.
Included in the sale were thirty-four hose wagons which brought an average price of forty dollars each; six motorized steam fire engines, five tractors, ten automobiles and a miscellaneous assortment of hose, motors, cables, wire and scrap iron. The buyers had little interest in fire equipment. They were mostly junk dealers.