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Model T day today

Post by DHort » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:20 pm

Jim Rodell put together a Bells and Whistles tour for us today. We stopped at a fire museum, Oktoberfest for lunch, an Octagonal barn, and train rides.
Weather was great and we all had fun.
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This fire engine was a Know 1912. They basically dropped an engine on top of a carriage.
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Ring the bell anyone?
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Just like a Model K engine block
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Ahrens
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Where are the horses?


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Re: Model T day today

Post by DHort » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:24 pm

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Lined up outside the octagonal barn for a photo shoot
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Cars arriving at the fire museum.
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Ready for a train ride? Train arrives soon.

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Re: Model T day today

Post by KWTownsend » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:41 pm

What year/ type is the ALF?
Any more pics?


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Re: Model T day today

Post by Joe Reid » Sat Sep 28, 2019 8:43 pm

Dave, where in Wisconsin were you?


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Re: Model T day today

Post by Burger in Spokane » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:33 pm

Let me get this straight, it is 28 September, You are in Wisconsin, you got weather worthy of
sunscreen, you're out driving your T's, and we got snow all day ! Hmmm ....

That fire museum has quite the collection !
More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: Model T day today

Post by DHort » Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:37 pm

Brent, it also has the original Milwaukee fire alarm system in working condition - where you had a red box you opened and pulled the alarm.

Wisconsin is a great place to live. Lake Michigan keeps us warm and dumps the snow on Michigan.

1920 is the year of the ALF

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Four wheel drive started in Clintonville (Livengood I think was the name)
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Re: Model T day today

Post by Burger in Spokane » Sun Sep 29, 2019 1:06 am

Those boxes are really neat. A local fireman, retired out on a fire-related injury for years
(poor guy was messed up) had a nice, complete Gamewell box on the wall in his garage. I
mildly tried to buy it from him, but it meant a lot to him, so I did not push it. Many years
later, I was doing some maintenance work a few blocks away from where the old guy lived,
and saw his red 69 MGB in an open garage, with a couple oldsters sitting there in lawn chairs
in the garage beside it. I approached and asked if the car was Dick's. They said "yes" and the
guy told me Dick was his brother. I asked what ever became of the call box Dick had, and
they gave it to me ! .... said they wanted to get it to someone who appreciated that kind
of thing. I have a LOT of Spokane Fire and Police alarm system hardware and was thrilled to
hang Dick's old box in my shop with the rest of the stuff. Dick was a cool old guy and knowing
it was special to him only adds to the appreciation.

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More people are doing it today than ever before !


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Re: Model T day today

Post by DHort » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:32 am

In first or second grade I pulled one just to watch the fire engines. I never got caught.

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Re: Model T day today

Post by Rich Eagle » Sun Sep 29, 2019 11:45 am

Those are some fantastic pictures. It looks like a great time.
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Re: Model T day today

Post by KeithG » Sun Sep 29, 2019 5:42 pm

Hey Dave, Some guys have all the fun. :)
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Re: Model T day today

Post by HornsRus » Sun Sep 29, 2019 6:10 pm

i have an fwd but mine is just an old army truck. have one of the fire boxs to.charley

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