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Hose carriage

Hose carriage
Hose carriage
Title
Hose carriage
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.
Credit Line 
Bequest of Laura Harding
Object Number 
1998.30a-d
Gallery Label 
Four-wheel hose carriages were known as the "spider" type (See Publications).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group