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Reliance Fire Company Fire Truck Museum and Antique Fire Truck Restoration Facility

1904 Wirt & Knox Hose Cart Restoration

Restoration

This hose cart belongs to Wellington, Colorado Fire Dep't.  It's a Wirt & Knox, built in 1904.  W&K is still in business as a subsiduary of Kidde Corporation.
 
We started the restoration last Spring.  The cart had not been repainted so we were able to document the original decoration and reproduce it faithfully.  The restoration took approximately 250 hours, the decoration alone took about 50.

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Detail of starburst designs on frame

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Large starburst on pulling handle

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Spoke detail before restoration

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Spoke detail after restoration

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The completed Hose Cart, restored to original condition.