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Object Name: Hose carriage
Date: 1890-1900
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Medium: Iron, paint, rope, brass
Dimensions: Overall: 6 1/4 x 17 1/2 x 5 1/2 in. ( 15.9 x 44.4 x 14 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Bridgeport
Description: Cast iron hose carriage with driver, drawn by team of three horses; driver in blue with red fire hat; circular frames on each side of reel cylinder ornamented with cast sunburst pattern radiating from center; hose made of rope with brass nozzle; red reel, undercarriage, and wheels, with blue frame and gold driver's seat; cast pattern of raised dots along side of frame; one white and two black horses; bell mounted under crossbar.
Object Number: Z.240
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Four-wheel hose carriages were known as the "spider" type. See The Carriage Collection, p. 118. (See Publications)