Thursday, August 14, 2008

C.V. Hose To Motorize Chemical Wagon

On August 14, 1923 at a special meeting of the Cumberland Valley Hose Company it was decided to have the 1910 American LaFrance combination chemical wagon mounted on a one-ton Ford. The Ford was purchased from the J. L. Miller dealership and H. B. McPherson of Chambersburg will perform the work. The cost of the work was to amount to $1,000. This would become the C.V.’s second motorized rig. In the article it mentioned that man or horsepower previously pulled the wagon but I never found any mention of Shippensburg Fire apparatus ever being pulled by a horse.

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