Tuesday, September 29, 2009
1933: Rusling's Lincoln Apparatus
Photograph Courtesy of Rusling Hose Company
In August1933, Rusling Hose Company inspected and purchased a Lincoln chassis at the Willey Motor Company on South Broad Street. A committee was appointed to furnish a suitable body and make all necessary alterations until the vehicle was transformed into a hose wagon with booster tank. By September, the chassis had been painted, the dashboard covered in aluminum and an estimate received from Fitz-Gibbbon & Crisp for completion of the body at a cost of $150. The Lincoln was placed in service on January 22, 1934.