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Antique Fire Truck

A beautiful early to mid 20th century fire services ‘call out truck’…

£145

SKU: RC00642.
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A charming and original wooden cart or truck…

Although we are unsure of the date of this piece, the authenticity is clear to be seen. We believe this to be ‘fire services’ related, yet we cannot be sure of this. We feel the iconic fire Red supports this and the numerous instruments that are attached to the ‘truck’. That said, we could be totally wrong and would welcome any suggestions. On that note, we would try and date this to the early or mid 20th century, but again we cannot be sure…

What we can tell you is that this is a fully functional and working piece. ‘Wheel barrow esq’ in its usage, this can simply be lifted via the two metal handles and pushed with ease on its rubber tyres. The tyres themselves are ‘made in England’, (printed on the tyres) and also marked with ‘industrial’ and Dunlop on the inner wheels. The truck itself is majorly built in wood, with what seem like iron wheels on the rear and aluminium brackets on the front (which look like they used to house two fire extinguishers). Again, we may be going down the wrong route, this could have been for agricultural or other purposes…

The patina is great. Paint chipped, weathered wood and hand painted ‘call out truck’ in Black. We simply love this piece and see it functionally in someones back yard or as a garden planter. Maybe for a grand room full of logs for the fire…

We are offering this piece in ‘as found’ condition, therefore there is natural wear and tear. The piece is very good structurally, yet there are some surface marks, scratches, paint loss, rusty elements and a weathered patina to the wood. That said, we believe it adds to the authenticity. Please do study the photos to help with your analysis as it would be hard to highlight all imperfections…

Dimensions : Depth : 66cm, Width : 170cm, Height : 62cm

Condition : Structurally great, surface marks and scratches, some paint chipping, dirty in places. some tatty edges, rusty elements, weathered patina

Postage : Due to the size and weight of this item, it is listed as local collection only from Burwell, Cambridgeshire, CB25 0AA

You can view this product in our Ralph & Co. showroom in Burwell. We are open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays 9am to 5pm or 7 days a week via a personal appointment. Please do get in touch…

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Dimensions 66 x 170 x 66 cm