Model of hook and ladder carriage
Steel, other metal, wood, paint
Overall: 11 3/4 x 53 x 8 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 134.6 x 21.6 cm )
painted in gold: on either side of front bench: "2" painted in gold: on back of rear seat: "H & L"
Model of hook and ladder apparatus used by Chelsea Hook and Ladder Company No. 2; red painted metal wheels and rectangular frame with full-width bench in front and single seat in rear with "H & L" painted in gold on the back; removable steering wheel (b) attached to vertical shaft that fits through holes in rear of frame; two sections of ladder (c-d) are carried on sides of frame, and nine sections of ladder of graduated size (e-m) fit inside rectangular frame; removable tongue (n) and two detached fragments (o-p).
According to the accession records, this model represents the hook and ladder apparatus of "Chelsea Hook and Ladder Company No. 2."
Gift of the heirs of Charles G. Moller, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.