10/31/09 136 W, 1 I - + 13 - 19 Children's Museum

That's a vintage American LaFrance pumper behind glass at a children's museum in downtown Rutherfordton. Asked about its origins, one of the employees didn't think it was a town truck. The model and year is likely a 700 Series from the 1950s. The truck is truncated, attached to a wall just past the pump panel. Children can activate a beacon atop the windshield. The room contains wee turnout gear for donning, a pole with a short riser, and a bell with a long cord. Kids seemed to love the place. Interior photos were not available, due the presence of said children. The museum's web site provides a photo, however. And doofus that he is, Mr. Blogger forgot to check the cab for a registration number. D'oh!

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