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1916 Garford Type 64 Fire Engine

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1916 Garford Type 64 Fire Engine

The 1916 Garford 64 Fire Engine represents one of the early motorised pumpers that replaced the horse-drawn engine. This fire Engine shows the development of pumping fire engines, with the importation of American chassis and motors plus local Australian constructed bodies and pumps.

The Garford Chassis has a 4 cylinder side valve petrol engine. The transmission is a 3-speed type with a chain drive to the rear axle. The wheels are of wood with solid rubber tyres. With this Fire Engine, the crew were exposed to the weather, and the driver had to wear goggles. The Garfords were acquired from the Garford Co. in Lima, Ohio, which was one of America’s larger truck manufacturers until the late 1920’s.

1916 Garford Type 64 Fire Engine

  • Title:                   1916 Garford Type 64 Chain Drive Fire Engine
  • Builder:             Garford Co. Lima, Ohio & NSW Fire Brigades Workshops
  • Years:                 1916
  • Museums:          Museum of Fire

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Photo Credit: JOM