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Catalog Number 1989.203
Description Cart has two large black spoked wheels on both sides of red square frame, upon which one are two red wheels with wooden handles as spokes. Whell is metal; spokes are wood. Two red wheels are connected by red wood boards at each of the 6 wooden spokes to form an open cylinder upon which the off-white colored fabric firehose is wound. Hose end has a metal cap that is open with screw threads on end. There is a metal cylinder extending throught he center of and connecting all four wheels. On square frame, there is a spinning cylinder that connects the back end. Front has metal T-shaped bar for pulling by hand.
Object Name Cart, Firehose
Collection Three-Dimensional Collection
Title Fire Hose Roller
Date ca. 1880
Inscription Text "Engine1 SMFD G3" (on hose); "...California" (on underside of hose)
Notes Received March 1988

Erik Jensen, Member of National Carriage Association.: had pulled; c. 1880; light bicycle wheel; may not be original; awfully low to ground.
Dimensions H-56 W-47 D-82 inches
Search Terms Fire Departments - Redwood City
Fire Fighting Equipment
Redwood City Fire Department
Subjects Hoses
Carts & wagons
Fire engines & equipment
Fire fighting