Friday, March 20, 2015

Gilmark Emergency Fleet - Ladder Truck/Fire Engine - Red/Yellow/Blue HP

The past few days we've been taking a look at Gilmark's Emergency Fleet trucks from the early 1950s and now two subjects have converged. Today is Friday during which we like to do fire and emergency vehicles and this Gilmark truck definitely fits the bill. A lot of people refer to this truck as either a ladder truck or flatbed but I think it was an awkward attempt at a fire engine (okay, a ladder truck fire engine) Why? When looking at the details molded into it there is an ax, two hose reels, and all those cylinders sticking up from the bed may be fire extinguishers. My truck is missing the ladder but that seems to be a common occurrence with these. Enjoy! Opa Fritz and Oma Bettina

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