Wakefield’s New Truck at Boston Auto Show
(From Our Regular Correspondent.)
The new motor fire truck built by Chief William E. Cade and the members of the Wakefield, Mass., fire department attracted a lot of attention at the Boston Automobile Show in Mechanics’ Building where it was exhibited. The machine is a combination chemical and hose car. The Wakefield firemen secured a motor and chassis and built the car from parts of automobiles recovered from the scrap heap. Other parts were purchased or made in the Central fire station where the apparatus was assembled and painted. In the work of constructing the truck, Chief Cade was assisted by Firemen William H. Tyzzer, Clifford Jacob, Fred D. Graham, George Sederquist, Robert McDonald, and Percy W. Oliver. The apparatus was handsomely finished under the direction of Chief Cade, who was formerly an expert in that line of work for a large piano firm. The machine was built by the firemen at a total cost of about $3,000 and it is estimated that the machine, if purchased complete, would cost at least $8,000.