Historical Massachusetts fire engine undergoes repairs

  • Source: Athol Daily News - Metered Site
  • Published: 03/01/2023 12:00 AM

PHOTOS: A 1920 Seagrave Ladder Truck used in parades and popular with residents is undergoing extensive repairs before returning to the road. Athol Fire Capt. Eric Jack said the truck is being repaired at Gasper Automotive Restoration in Manchester, CT. According to the company’s web site, it specializes in restoration of vintage trucks, cars and antique fire apparatuses. Because of the age of the ladder truck, finding parts can be difficult, so some came from collectors while others were custom-built at Gasper Automative. One of the truck’s cylinders had to be replaced and was taken from another vehicle at Gasper. “It’s kind of a lost art,” said Jack of the restoration. It’s estimated the work will cost between $20,000-$25,000, and paid for by the Athol Firefighters Association.


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