Hose carriage

Object Number: 
1998.30a-d
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Iron, paint, rubber
Dimensions: 
Overall: 6 x 22 x 7 in. ( 15.2 x 55.9 x 17.8 cm )
Description: 
Cast iron hose carriage with driver and additional figure, drawn by team of three horses; figures in red and black with black fire hats; hose reel embellished with cast floral pattern painted gold; red hose; cream-colored carriage with cast diamond pattern along frame and gold trim; gold lamps mounted behind driver's seat; red wheels and hitch; one white and two black horses.
Gallery Label: 
Four-wheel hose carriages were known as the "spider" type (See Publications).
Credit Line: 
Bequest of Laura Harding
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group