12/24/08 125 W, 1 I - + 10 - 13 New Bern Fire Museum


The first formal stop on our day trip to the coast was the New Bern Firemens Museum. Took an hour's worth of photos, about 450. Mrs. Claus went shopping | got coffee | sat in car. The apparatus on display includes two steam engines (1879, 1884), two hose wagons (1900s), a hand reel (1880s), a 1914 American LaFrance pumper, and a 1927 Seagrave combination service truck. The hose wagons are particularly interesting and may be the only surviving hose wagons in the state. The museum has a ton of artifacts, from helmets to trumpets to Gamewell alarm equipment. They're planning an expansion into the old fire station around the corner, though no update known there. Pictures to be posted soon.  
 







  
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