Antique and Vintage Toy Model Fire Trucks

Toy fire engines first appeared around 1880, made of cast iron and tinplate. Known as fire wagons, these toys included pumper wagons, horse-drawn chief's wagons, ladder wagons, and other accessories.

Interestingly, the toy fire trucks of the 1920s predicted the engines of today. Toy makers combined the traditional horse-drawn wagons with a truck body to create something similar to today's fire engine. The three most famous makers of these early fire-fighting toys are Dent, Kenton, and Hubley, though other companies like Tonka and Marx would later make smaller scale tin and steel engines.

Note that cast-iron fire trucks have been frequently reproduced, so it's important to look at authenticity.


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SWFD emphasizes fire safety at open house
Hartford Courant, October 30th

Kids had a chance to go inside and get an up close look of the station's newest fire truck and have rides in the a fire truck lift bucket. An antique fire engine from 1938 was also on display. There were also presentations that showed the public how to...Read more

Christmas Parade float entries open
LaGrange Daily News, October 30th

No individuals can enter a truck or car in the parade unless they are decorated according to the parade theme and are carrying a group of people representing an organization, or are pulling a float. Convertibles or antique vehicles are allowed only if...Read more

Nevada Day revisited: 1952 & 1972
Nevada Appeal, October 29th

From the Nevada Appeal on Nov. 2, 1972: The antique fire truck belonging to J.D. Smith Realty won the Old Fashioned Car Group category of the Nevada Day parade. Posing from the left with the truck just before parade time are Carl Linsenmier, Ursula...Read more

Chamber names DSA winners
Observer-Reporter, October 29th

Then he and Sandy would climb onto the antique fire truck and head down the parade route. But his day was not over. After the parade was finished, he would have two to three more appearances to make. His holiday season was filled with days like this...Read more

Firehouse Subs extinguishes hunger with first Folsom location
Folsom Telegraph, October 29th

Founded by former firefighting brothers, the restaurant's firehouse decor is based on the founding family's decades of fire and police service. Folsom's new location is decorated with firefighter memorabilia from the Folsom Fire Department. The...Read more

Newville Halloween Parade results
The Sentinel, October 27th

Cumberland Valley Hose antique fire truck was all decked out for the Newville Halloween Parade. 2014-10-27T23:15:00Z Newville Halloween Parade resultsThe Sentinel The Sentinel. 10 hours ago • The Sentinel · (0) Comments ...Read more

Auburn's iconic 1914 Buick fire truck reaches century mark
Auburn Journal, October 24th

Wegener is the latest in a long line of drivers who have sat behind the oak steering wheel on a prized vehicle that rolled out onto the streets of Auburn a century ago as the community's first motorized piece of firefighting equipment and continues to...Read more

KHTS Fire Truck
KHTS Radio, October 14th

As a sponsor, your business shall receive banner ads on the fire truck picture web page, highlighting your event. Your page will be accessed many times as parents visit to download the free pictures of their kids who have climbed on board our firetruck...Read more