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1919 Garford Type 75 Pumper

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1919 Garford Type 75 Pumper

The 1919 Garford Type 75 Pumper followed the success of the Type 64 Garford chassis and was slightly larger. Power was from a Buda designed 4 cylinder petrol engine driving through a 3-speed gearbox.

This model was the last vehicle to use solid rudder tyres as later vehicles used pneumatic tyres from the late 1930’s onwards. The solid tyres would have made for a bumpy ride as up to six firemen who could sit on the sides (three per side) plus two in the front seat.

1919 Garford Type 75 Pumper

  • Title:                  1919 Garford Type 75 Pumper
  • Builder:             Garford Co. Lima, Ohio & NSW Fire Brigades Workshops
  • Years:                 1919
  • Museums:          Museum of Fire

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Photo Credit: JOM