06/18/15 168 W, 3 I - + 3 - 4 Pinehurst's Hand-Drawn Ladder Wagon

Photographer Lee Wilson found this hand-drawn ladder wagon in Pinehurst this week, along with a pair of hand hose reels and a 1937 Seagrave pumper. As the pictured name plate notes, the wagon was built by A. W. Flint in New Haven.

That's a ladder company that operated from 1880 until 1990, when they wee purchased by Lynn Ladders & Scaffolding. The plant remained open until 2009, as this New Haven Register story reported.

See more photos by Lee Wilson, from Pinehurst and other Moore County fire departments. Next question, how many other cities, towns, villages, or institutions in our state had hand-drawn "hook and ladder" wagons?

From my Then & Now series, they included Andrews, Belhaven, Broughton Hospital, Carthage, Chapel Hill, Cherryville, Clayton, Clinton, Enfield, Farmville, Forest City, Hertford, Littleton, Lumberton, Marshall, Monroe, Newton, North Wilkesboro, Oxford, Raleigh, Rowland, Rutherfordton, Selma, Southern Pines, Tarboro, Warsaw, Warrenton, Weldon.

Readers, inputs? Maybe we need another database, to accompany my list of hand-drawn engines.

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