|Title||Renton Volunteer Fire Department Chief Joe Wood sitting in their first motorized truck, Renton, 1921 |
|Notes||Sitting in the fire truck: Fire Chief Joe Wood, who joined the Renton Volunteer Fire Department in 1903 and served until 1932.|
The vehicle was maintained by John Neal; chassis delivered by Clarke Brothers Ford. [Renton Historical Society notes].
The Renton Volunteer Fire Department got its first motorized equipment in 1923. A used Model-T Ford was converted into a fire truck by Oscar and Herman Priebe, owners of the town blacksmith shop, and various other Fire department members. When completed, this formed a combination hose and 40 gallon chemical tank truck with ladders and extinguishers [source of note: Renton. City Government web site. "Fire department: history, " last viewed at http://www.ci.renton.wa.us/fire/history.htm].
Location in Renton: Williams Avenue South just north of South Third Street.
Pictured in backgound: First National Bank.
Handwritten on verso: At east side of Williams Street just north of 3rd Avenue.
First motorized equipment 1923 Model T Ford converted into a fire truck by Priebe Blacksmith Shop.
Renton Historical Society has a 35 mm negative of the original print on file.
|Subjects||Fire engines & equipment--Washington (State)--Renton|
Fire fighters--Washington (State)--Renton
Renton Fire Department (Renton, Wash.)--Equipment & supplies
|Personal Names||Wood, Joe |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Renton Historical Museum Photograph Collection |
|Serial Number||66 |
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|Credit Line||Image 66, Courtesy of the Renton Historical Society, Renton. |
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|Repository||Renton Historical Museum |
|Repository Collection||Jack Priebe Collection |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 4 7/8 x 6 7/8 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||A photographic print was scanned as a 3000 pixel wide TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in width and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |