Photo a Day Challenge

One

Fire Engine Company One is housed in a period fire station on The Streets of Yesterday  and is completely furnished with period furniture, telephone, lanterns and other paraphernalia.  Jordan was apparently more concerned with aesthetic and entertainment value than with authenticity, so we are left to guess which items throughout this and the rest of his attraction are authentic antiques and which are well crafted reproductions.

10 responses

  1. That is top notch history, thank you.

    May 1, 2011 at 6:00 am

  2. A wonderful display from a different time and place. We have come such a long way!

    May 1, 2011 at 6:19 am

  3. Kim2900

    Wouldn’t you have hated to depend on Fire Engine One to put out anything larger than a small brush fire! eeps!

    May 1, 2011 at 11:50 am

  4. How many replicas were you able to spot? I think my house would be burned to the ground before this arrived.

    May 1, 2011 at 12:36 pm

    • We would not have known there were replicas on display if a law suit hadn’t been filed in 1978 by a disgruntled employee. The replicas are very well done and the genuine antiques are interspersed with them. The use of replicas is now disclosed but not emphasized by the management.

      May 1, 2011 at 12:51 pm

      • wow. Interesting. I will have to pay more attention next time I go to a historical site to see if I spot any replicas.

        May 3, 2011 at 11:18 am

  5. It’s hard to believe that this was capable of putting out a fire, but the history behind it is worth seeing to get a feel for those times.

    May 1, 2011 at 8:56 pm

  6. I love the display. This looks like a very interesting place to visit.

    May 2, 2011 at 11:39 am

  7. Steven

    I was thinking the same thing as some of the others; #1 could put out a small brush fire, but please send a larger unit to my house!

    May 2, 2011 at 5:34 pm

  8. What a marvelous contraption. Your image is (once again) spot on. Thanks for sharing.

    May 13, 2011 at 4:17 pm

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