City service ladder truck. Ex – Hartford, WI.

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Kissel / Seagrave Ladder Truck. 1920.  Although it specialized in sporty automobiles, the Kissel Motor Car Company of Hartford, Wisconsin also built an extensive line of trucks, including fire apparatus. It built this ladder truck for the fire department of its home town. 

Kissel equipped it with the  ladder rack from a Seagrave horse drawn ladder wagon which the Hartford FD had purchased around 1904. 

The 60 foot extension ladder atop the rig weighs over 400 pounds and required a crew  of six.

The truck was refurbished by Henry Crost.

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Posted on

December 9, 2019