Lol, I'm sure it's just distortion of the picture, but the way the front of the car is leaning backwards is like a cartoon where the cars lean back when they are trying to stop quickly.
All you need to add is some smoke from the tires and some horizontal lines showing forward movement.
You're right Seth that's got to be a distortion in the picture (or that's one strange riding puppy)
One thing for sure, from the looks of that bell, you aren't going to miss this guy coming down the street.
Does anyone know what company made that Bell Alarm?
The car has a rare accessory electric cowl light an headlight system.
The Firestone accessory wheels are also rather early.
betya can hear that bell for miles!
I like the way the building leans also!
Why would they remove the top hardware when they pulled the top off?
I believe this is a 1914 body (I am sure a more informed person will correct me), with later accessories. On my brigade car I based the build on available photos which showed that the 1913 cars were kept around in service for many years with upgrades added as time went by. My car is based on a 1913 photographed in 1918 which had electrified gas lights by then. I have a 1925 photo of the same car with later fenders and drum headlights in stead of the gas lamps.
Of interest here is the substitution of demountables, on the New Zealand brigade cars there is no photo evidence of that upgrade.
Terry, please post a photo of your car.
We were in Dawson Yukon Canada and many buildings leaned (due to the permafrost??)
Hi Terry - Nice pics on your profile too!
Do you perhaps have the helmet and uniform like the guys in the period picture? That would really be neat wearing that uniform while driving around Greenfield Village at the OCF.
Keith, I have two helmets and 1 pea coat. No brass buttons! What's your hat size? Terrie won't wear it, she says "only fireMEN wore the helmets"!
Helmet is on driver's seat... hard to see (Kiwi radiator mascot is also hard to see).
Can't get OCF folks to respond, their web link doesn't seem to work. Considering going, but long trek when you have no confirmation!
The car is straight- it's the world that's leaning . . .
If he's only the Assistant Fire Chief, can you imagine how big the bell is on the Fire Chief's car is.
Can't say for sure who made the gong, but "New Departure" made gongs like this, either foot pedal or lever operated.
Here's a similar hand pull bell.
Jay can you post more photos of the Cedar Point car please?