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Hose carriage

Hose carriage
Title
Hose carriage
Date 
1890-1900
Medium 
Iron, paint, rope, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 6 1/4 x 17 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 15.9 x 44.4 x 14 cm )
Description 
Cast iron hose carriage with driver, drawn by team of three horses; driver in blue with red fire hat; circular frames on each side of reel cylinder ornamented with cast sunburst pattern radiating from center; hose made of rope with brass nozzle; red reel, undercarriage, and wheels, with blue frame and gold driver's seat; cast pattern of raised dots along side of frame; one white and two black horses; bell mounted under crossbar.
Object Number 
Z.240a-c
Gallery Label 
Four-wheel hose carriages were known as the "spider" type. See The Carriage Collection, p. 118. (See Publications)
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group