Model of hook and ladder carriage

Object Number: 
1925.87a-p
Date: 
1870-1900
Medium: 
Steel, other metal, wood, paint
Dimensions: 
Overall: 11 3/4 x 53 x 8 1/2 in. ( 29.8 x 134.6 x 21.6 cm )
Marks: 
painted in gold: on either side of front bench: "2" painted in gold: on back of rear seat: "H & L"
Description: 
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).
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this model represents the hook and ladder apparatus of "Chelsea Hook and Ladder Company No. 2."
Credit Line: 
Gift of the heirs of Charles G. Moller, Jr.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group