Maxim Fire Engine. 1946 Triple comb. fire engine. Ex – Cheshire, CT.


Maxim built engines and ladder trucks primarily for the volunteer fire departments of New England and the Middle Atlantic states.  The company enjoyed a high reputation for quality, especially its ladders.

This medium capacity engine has a 500 gpm pump, a large 300 gallon water tank, and an advanced power booster hose reel.  Its cab is enclosed, a novelty in the 1940s. 

It served the Volunteer Fire  Department of Cheshire, Connecticut, which donated the rig to the Hall of Flame in 1984.  It is awaiting restoration.


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December 9, 2019