Antique Two Wheel Fire Hose Cart made of cast iron. A super cool piece of early 20th century. This antique hand cart has 50 feet of antique hose (double cotton jacket/rubber lined) with brass fittings made by The Wooten Brass Co. And fittings are marked B. Reel measures 20" with 8" handle.
These fire carts have a rich history of competitions and Hose Cart Races. Early fires in America were fought with bucket brigades, often ones that included all able-bodied men, women, and children. Soon, the "race was on" to not only FIGHT fire, but to beat out those hose cart teams for the fastest time! Nice piece for a collector.
First one I've seen in person; a really cool barn find! Message me with questions, I may be able to get this piece to Minnesota area or Cincinnati Metro area when I'm headed that way?The item "Antique Fire Hose Hand Cart c1900s Two Wheel Fire Hose with Brass Fittings" is in sale since Thursday, June 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Historical Memorabilia\Firefighting & Rescue\Hoses & Nozzles". The seller is "eccentricnut" and is located in Reeds Spring, Missouri. This item can't be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.