1910, bike firefighter

1910 – Firefighter Bicycle

This bicycle, built in the early 1900s, was used by the firefighters that worked in petrochemical industries. The bicycle was equipped with a fire hose rolled in the frame, a crowbar, a little axe, the siren (operated by the friction with the front tire) the helmet and a carbide headlamp.

Grips and pedals are made of wood, the brake is only at the front.

In 2013 this bicycle was shown at the Palazzo della Ragione, Milano “Che Storie!” Museimpresa

 

 

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