M969.22.14.1-4 | Model of fire engine

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Model of fire engine
1880-1900, 19th century
Metal: iron; Cast, assembled
17 cm
Gift of Mr. R. H. Gaunt
© McCord Museum
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This type of model a fire engine was introduced in Quebec around 1880. So popular was it that by the end of the 19th century almost every middle-class boy owned one. Manufactured in the United States, this fire truck is made of wood and metal, with alloys of wrought iron.