Hose carriage

Object Number: 
Z.240a-c
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.
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