Worthington's First Fire Engine


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Worthington's First Fire Engine from the collections of the Worthington Historical Society (WHS) may be used for educational purposes as long as it is not altered in any way and proper credit is given: "Courtesy of the Worthington Historical Society, Worthington, OH." Prior written permission of the WHS is required for any other use of Worthington's First Fire Engine. Contact WHS at info@worthingtonhistory.org to request permission.

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Worthington's First Fire Engine is a picture, with genre photograph. Its dimensions are 2.5 in x 3.8 in.

It was created in October 1953.

Worthington Historical Society is the Contributor. George Wing is the Creator.

This 1917 Model T. Ford Truck was the first gasoline powered fire engine in Worthington. It is pictured here on display in October 1953 in front of Snouffer Motor Sales near the intersection of High Street and New England Avenue. The Ford Motor Company introduced the Model TT truck chassis in 1917. The chassis of Model T Fords could be purchased to build special use vehicles such as fire engines. According to the Westerville Public Opinion (September 1, 1921), this truck was purchased in 1921. Built by the Prospect Manufacturing Company, it was equipped with "a powerful motor driven pump capable of throwing two streams of water 150 feet; two large chemical tanks with 100 feet of hose attached; 500 feet of water hose; hooks; ladders, buckets, small extinguishers and room for a crew of six men."

It covers the topics fire departments, vehicles and centennial celebrations.

It covers the city Worthington.

You can find the original at Worthington Historical Society.

This file was reformatted digital in the format video/jpeg.

The Worthington Historical Society identification code is 73-G-179e.

The Worthington Memory identification code is whs0747.

This metadata record was human prepared by Worthington Libraries on May 23, 2002. It was last updated November 17, 2017.