8 in HIGH x 10 in WIDE
(20.32 cm HIGH x 25.40 cm WIDE)
The Oakland Tribune Collection, the Oakland Museum of California. Gift of ANG Newspapers

A scene in front of Fruitvale Fire Dept. No. 3 in the early 1900's The doors and main window of the building are characterized by arches over them. In this scene, a team of two black horses is hitched up to a gasolione powered fire pumper [as distinguished from the pumper in the History gallery which is steam powered JM 9/21/2000]. A mobile hose reel is attached to the pumper as a trailer. Firefighters are posed on the ground, on the pumper, and on a ladder at the side of the building. The firefighter posed in front of the right front wheel is the Assistant Fire Chief; the Chief is near the horses's heads. A clipping dated June 2, 1950 is affixed to the back of the photo; it reads " In its 'youth' the old Oaklnd fire bell which will become one of the ringing 'voices' of Mission San Antonio de Padua, hung in the firehouse on 33rd Avenue and East 12th street. Not visible in this picture, taken in the early 1900's, the tower was at the back of the building. From there the 500 pound bell pealed warning to the surrounding area to summon such stawart firefighters as Chief A.C. Jacobsen (with trumpet), Charley Abbott, assistant chief; John Quigley, engineer; Jimmy Rosengreen, driver; and PetePeterson, Charmers [sic] Hendrickson, Eric Jacobsen, Tony Silva, and Mike Collins. In 1910 the Fruitvale department was annexed to Oakland."

Used: Oakland Tribune

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