Photograph of Fire Truck Designed by Fire Chief

FD2-LADDER TRUCK_1939.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

Photograph of Fire Truck Designed by Fire Chief

Subject

Fire Department
Fire Truck
Will Platt
Photo File: Fire Department
Decatur IL
1939

Description

Photograph of a fire truck designed by Fire Chief Will Platt of Decatur. Costing nearly $17,000 and weighing almost 8 tons, the truck embodied a radical change in cab style and equipment. Seven men, including the driver, rode in the cab; none on the outside. Equipment included turret nozzle which fed 1,500 gallons of water per minute, 192 feet of aluminum ladders, 250 feet of fire hose, booster hose for small house fires, smoke mask and oxygen tank which lasted one and one half hours, a flood lighting system that adequately lit a square block and was powered by a small gasoline motor driven generator which was carried inside the truck, and a platform from which a turret nozzle was operated.

Creator

ACME
Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Fire Department

Publisher

ACME
Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

2/17/1939

Contributor

Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

none

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Identifier

FD2

Coverage

Fire Department, Fire Equipment, Fire Truck, Photo File: Fire Department, Decatur IL, 1939

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 8.5"

Citation

ACME Herald and Review, “Photograph of Fire Truck Designed by Fire Chief,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed January 23, 2022, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3079.